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Nov 15, 2004

HORSES TO WATCH

By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB


SUFFOLK DOWNS

ALL ABOUT SPEED: Had her three-race winning streak snapped when

cut back in distance to six furlongs. Didn’t embarrass herself, but is better off going one mile.

FRANKFIVETHOUSAND: Shipped in off very dismal Monmouth form, but instantly

improved with a sharp second, missing only by a head. Ready to exit the maiden ranks.

LADY DRAMA: Claimed three times since August and hasn’t run off the board in five attempts

 since. Steady money at the basement.

MY MIRACLE MAN: Sixth-place finish last time is better than it appears on paper. Broke

 in the air, made a run into the stretch, then tired in the late stages. Gets another chance.

NEVADA STRIP: New York invader clearly needed his first race returning from a February

 layoff. Seven-year-old wins at a good clip; improves off dismal seventh-place showing.

POP TUCKER: Took some money [5-2] for his two-turn debut, but offered little finishing

last of ninth. Believe there’s more to this one than meets the eye.

POTRI MARSHAL (ARG): Really outran his 67-1 odds with a late closing fifth-place

finish Nov. 9. Won’t see that price again, but should still be a decent number.

THREE R’S: Back-to-back wins at the bottom bracket means it’s time to give this guy a

slight rise in class. Six furlongs is the distance.

 

4STARSPECIAL: SEEMSLIKEYESTERDAY: Love the way this one has rounded into form

in his last three races [fourth at 47-1 Oct. 9; third at 40-1 Oct. 26; second at

13-1 Nov. 9]. The best is yet to come.

LONGSHOT: MR. PAY DAY: Finished a well-beaten eighth in the Suffolk slop

Aug. 31, then improved to finish fourth at 58-1 second time out. Headed in the right direction for low-profile barn.

 

CHURCHILL DOWNS

DARIEN’S APPROVAL: Battled for the lead through very quick splits, took over and

drew away for the score over NW2L claimers. Follow right back at the next level.

DORELLA: Was towards the back of the pack early on and then came with a wide run to

 finish a solid third with restricted claimers. Follow this one back with NW2L.

GLISTER GIRL: Chased the pace throughout until the stretch and faded to seventh in

 the drive. Maiden filly can offer value at the windows.

GOLDEN AURA: Has speed and showed the way until the top of the stretch and tired in the

 drive to finish fourth. Fits nicely with restricted claimers.

MOONLIGHT FOREST: Was a good third behind the two favorites last out after chasing the

 pace early on and will be tough with a similar effort.

ORIENTAL GLITTER: Flashed some quick splits and held a clear advantage into the stretch

 before succumbing very late to finish a close-up third. Takes it all the way next out.

PAGING: May have been too far back last out and closed ground in the stretch to miss by

 less than a length. Is a right fit with $50k claimers.

PRIVATE JOKE: Was an even fourth last out versus allowance company and must be

respected with similar.

WILDCAT SHOES: Showed his usual speed from the inside post but didn’t have enough in the

 drive when facing off against a very solid money allowance field, follow back with that race off the layoff.

 

4STARSPECIAL: KENTA KUN: Three year old has shown a bunch of talent in his lightly raced

career and his easy win off the layoff last out points him out as the one to watch with any kind.

LONGSHOT: WULPE: Chased the pace through a quarter mile but tired badly in the

stretch to finish ninth. May need a drop into claimers again to show his best.



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