Feb 20, 2015
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
B E BOSTON STRONG: Is now 0 for 5 over
the Laurel main track, lacked early speed, raced near the back of the pack
before coming five wide into the lane to finish fourth at 17-1, tab with
conditioned $5k claimers.
IN FREE: Was outrun as is
his normal running style, started to move on the final turn and finished well
for second, is a threat right back with similar off that effort.
PHOTOGENIC: Was claimed out of
a conditioned $5k claimer, moved up into a NW1X allowance race, broke slowly
and then steadied at the start but did close some ground for fifth at 31-1; tab
this one right back on the drop.
SPECIAL RUSH: Was off since
October, was going turf to dirt and was dropping in class into a $20k maiden
claimer, was sent off as the longest shot in the race at 58-1 and ran on well
to finish third behind the two favorites, must respect right back.
STARDUST LIL: Had the 10 pound
bug up for her last start, came out running for the lead, opened up a big lead
into the lane but couldn’t hold off the favorite late checking in a close-up
second, tab with NW3L $5k claimers.
BEST BET: ELEVATED: Four year old colt came out
running but was chasing a runaway leader through solid fractions but couldn’t
finish it off checking in a close-up third, must respect this runner right
back, stay close.
LONGSHOT: HAVE WE MET: Has been off since
December and hasn’t run a good race in five tries, was sent off as the 67-1
longest shot in the race and closed well for second, stay close at a big price.
HOLD MEDAL: Six year old mare
broke her maiden at Delta Downs in November against $10k maiden claimers, broke
through the gate prior to the start, got away chasing the pace, dropped back a
bit but then came again to finish fourth at 16-1; all set next out.
JA QUELLIN: Tried the turf for
the second time last out, came out running for the lead, opening up a big lead
through a solid half mile but tired in the lane checking in fifth at 27-1; the
value is there.
JACKSON’S G G: Showed improved
speed in her second start and her first over the turf, was there from the start
to the top of the lane but tired late to finish fourth, all set now.
KAT BITE: Made his second
start off the layoff last out and his second start against winners, was sent
off at 10-1, got away in sixth last out over the turf and finished up well for
third, fits with conditioned claimers, stay close.
SURF CLASSIC: Was sent off as the
slight 2-1 favorite last out, got away in midpack behind moderate splits and
closed well to finish third behind the two speed horses, follow with
conditioned claimers right back.
BEST BET: BIG PEPS: Louisiana Bred was a good
second two back when sprinting over the turf, stretched out in distance last
out, battled head to head on the lead but couldn’t finish it off in the lane
checking in fourth at 3-1; can bounce back at a better price.
LONGSHOT: TOP FIGURE: Came off a fifth place
finish over the dirt against $20k maiden claimers at Delta Downs, moved up to
face maiden special weights when moving to the turf last out, came out running
for the lead, battled through a sharp half mile but tired late to finish fifth
at 27-1; should move forward, follow.
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