Dec 19, 2014
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
CLASSIC SPEED: Broke from the
outside post eight most recently, pressed the pace from the start, took over
after a ¼ mile, dropped back a bit on the turn but then came on again for
second, fits nicely with $5k claimers.
DORSET DAMSEL: Three year old
filly took some money for her debut going off at 9-1, came out running for the
lead battled head to head for the lead but was overtaken and tired to finish
seventh and last, should improve off that effort.
PETIT TRIANON: Always thought this
filly had ability but she never reached her potential, was coming off an
October layoff, got away near the back of the pack early on while being outrun and
checked in an even fifth, look for her right back especially if she returns
within a few weeks, tab.
SOMEDAY ON SUNDAY: Has been in good
form since the end of the summer, ran a good second two back and then followed
that up with an easy win against $4.5k conditioned claimers, ready for better
for sharp barn.
WHERE’S THE RISK: Broke her maiden
two back and moved up to face off against winners last out, was outrun some
early on over a muddy track, made a good move to get into third but tired to
finish a close-up fourth late at 18-1, tab.
BEST BET: FLAVOR: Eight year old gelding was sent
off at 6-1 last out, got away slowly racing in seventh over a muddy/sealed
track, came wide into the lane and closed well to finish fifth, is now 0 for 9
over wet tracks and should be given another right back on a fast track.
LONGSHOT: RED OCTOBER: Was turning back from 1
and 1/8th miles into a six furlong race, chased from third when
breaking from the rail last out, was still there after a half mile but tired
late to finish sixth at 18-1; give this one another shot with a slight
stretchout in distance.
BRENDON’S PIC: Was making his
second start off a September layoff, broke from post 10, raced in eighth early
on, made a big move to get into third but couldn’t get to the leaders staying
on for the show spot at 21-1, follow.
DION: Well bred runner
was sent off at 5-1 in his debut, chased the sharp early pace from third but
just couldn’t go with the leaders in the lane tiring late to finish fifth,
should improve and the further the better.
LLOYD: Was back in the
Steven Asmussen barn for his last start, broke running when returning from a
June layoff, battled head to head for the lead from the start with the odds-on
favorite and tired late to finish third, follow right back.
METAIRIE: Seven year old
gelding hasn’t shown anything over the last few years, was sent off at 121-1
against NW3L $5k claimers, bumped hard at the start, raced in seventh early on
and got into contention into the lane checking in an even fourth, will be huge
odds again next out, use in all exotics.
WHERE Y’AT JOE JOE: Two year old colt
was coming off an August layoff last out, broke from post 11, moved up three
wide when chasing the pace but tired when it counted to finish fifth, should
improve off that effort, follow.
BEST BET: ALONG THE COAST: Six year old gelding
was making his first start over the turf last out, came out running in fourth
early on, made a good move to challenge for the lead after a ½ mile, took over
and then hung in gamely to score by a length easily outlasting the other speed
horses, taken to repeat.
LONGSHOT: ENFORCER: Six year old gelding shipped
in off a win at Indiana Downs, broke from post 12, chased the pace from sixth,
moved into fourth while still wide and checked in sixth at 42-1, price play
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