Jan 08, 2015
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
CALLING ME HOME: Took some money for
her debut going off 6-1 in a seven horse field, came out running in sixth, came
wide around the turn and finished up fourth late about 11 lengths off the
winner, needed that race and more ground the better.
DARLING BRIDEZILLA: Six year old mare
was making her first start off the claim last out, was hustled away from the
gate, battled on the lead throughout but just couldn’t hold off the late run
off the closing winner checking in a solid second at 8-1; tab.
HORATIO: Was sent off as the
5-2 third choice last out, was so far back over a sloppy/sealed track most
recently, caught up to the field into the lane and passed one rival late to
finish fifth less than three lengths off the winner, stay close.
MAXANA: Closed well through
the lane to finish second behind the favorite despite having to race behind
some slow early splits, fits with $12.5k claimers and just needs a pace to get
it done, follow.
MONEY MULTIPLIER: Was sent off at 5-1
for his debut, broke from the rail post, saved ground while racing in ninth
early on and closed well to finish third, should improve with that race under
his belt and the more ground the better, keys your exotics, follow.
MR. MASTERPIECE: Has been in decent
form over the last six months and most recent third against NW2X statebred
allowance foes at 29-1 was a good effort, must use this runner in all exotics
MY WON LOVE: Moved up to face
allowance company last out, was right up on the pace after a ¼ mile but just
couldn’t get to the leader checking in a solid second, in good form right now,
PLEIADIAN: Returned from a
month layoff last out and was making the first start off the claim for the Tom
Morley barn, chased a sharp pace over a sloppy/sealed track and tired in the
drive to finish fifth at 11-1; needs a drop in class to show his best, follow.
SEEKER: Six year old
gelding came out running last out, pressed the leaders going two turns for more
than half mile but tired to finish a well beaten fifth, give this one a look
next out with a turnback in distance.
TOWERING MOON: Hadn’t been seen
since March but was returning as a first time gelding, was off to a sluggish
start racing in ninth for more than a half but before closing strongly to
finish third at 7-1; all set now.
BEST BET: NON STOP: Seven year old can be a
handful at times, got off slowly last out and rushed up to chase the early
leaders, was in contention into the lane but had to settle for a close-up
fourth, should be all set next out off the claim.
LONGSHOT: AWESOME HEART: May be a better sprinter
but was up against it last out breaking from post 10, raced three wide around
the first turn, was wider after that moving in contention but tired late to
finish sixth, tab on the turnback.
COCO KNOWS: Five year old
gelding was making his second start off an October layoff, came out running for
the lead as the longest shot (13-1) in the race checking in second late, fits
at this level at a square price.
DRAIN: Five year old
gelding was taking a drop in class last out, was outrun some early on racing in
fourth, started to move up on the turn, angled out four wide into the lane and
finished a good second just a neck behind the winner.
GETAWAY KEYS: Four year old filly
came out running for the lead, was caught four wide early on, raced in between
horses into the lane but tired late to finish fourth, can prove tough if she
can clear early on.
ROCKY ROMANO: Six year old got
away in sixth early on last out, started to move around the final turn but
couldn’t get to the two leaders checking in third at 9-1; in good form right
SPANGO: Four year old
gelding was coming off a September layoff last out, set the pace while under
pressure over a muddy/sealed track but tired when it counted to finish fifth at
21-1; needed the race and a drop in class could do the trick.
BEST BET: MINESCAPE: Got away in fifth early on,
made a big move to take over into the lane but came up a nose short in a solid
effort, will prove very tough right back off the claim.
LONGSHOT: SAY IT MARIA: Has raced evenly in her
four prior efforts, all against maiden special weight company, was sent off at
68-1 last out, got away in fifth, moved into fourth past the half and stayed on
well late checking in fourth, a drop into a maiden claimer gets it done.
<< Back To Newsletter