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Mar 06, 2015

HORSES TO WATCH

By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB


PARX

JIMMY SOUL: Lived up to favored billing to score on the front end on jump up to starter allowance level in first start for trainer H. Hollahan following claim/freshening; right back for another.

PISTORIA: Has shown some needed life in recent starts, and gained from eighth and through traffic to manage second in her latest; solid veteran mare has been in the exacta in 11 of 27 tries.

PLYMOUTH SQUARE: Tried to move very wide and gain after racing last of six behind a slow early tempo and had to ultimately settle for fourth in his latest; proven veteran gets another shot.

TO COMMERCIAL: Shot clear on the front end and gave out when it counted to finish third in her latest; speed always makes her a player in similar company.

VAULTED HEART: Has been overmatched in each of his last two following blowout score three starts back; chased dominant winner in latest, and can get back on track with slight class drop.

4*SPECIAL: WARREN’S CLIFF S.: Chased and weakened when it counted to finish fifth in his latest, but didn’t miss second money by much given margin of dominant winner; another chance for solid S. Lake barn.

LONGSHOT: RUGBY ROAD: Gained from very far back with wide run for fourth in his return from two-month break; note, F. Waters barn showed confidence in protecting him at $25k-tag level, so stay tuned.

 

TURFWAY PARK

DANDY DEAL: Gave a belated run for fourth in her latest, but recent form seems headed in the right direction; needs pace/race luck to set up late run, but should offer value and fits in the mix at current level.

GHOST ON THE RUN: Couldn’t overcome slow break and didn’t gain when fourth on stretch to one mile in her latest; prior third-place finish when in from GP makes her worth following another time.

GOGO JOJO: Settled for a distant third after she lunged at the break when up in class and in search of repeat score most recently; another try for K. McGowan trainee (16% wins last year).

KATY LIED: Couldn’t close the deal when in range in the lane and settled for third of five in her latest, but 8YO mare was making her first start since late-December; set now.

MUSICAL SCORE: Rebounded from eighth-place finish when ambitiously placed at stakes level two starts back and finished second, beaten only a head, back with maidens in latest; diploma awaits.

NAPA VALLEY (BRZ): Didn’t have much of a chance off latest trip (“bumped start, eight path quarter-pole”) and raced in fairly even order to be seventh; can do more.

SPOONFULOFSUGAR: Raced in traffic and could only mount even finish thereafter when third in her latest trying to gain into slow early tempo; primed for breakout now.

SWAYLON BRAYLON: Has regained his better form over the course of his last couple of starts, most recently putting in a game run for second; next time.

WHOLE LOTTA RUN: Chased wide and weakened to finish a distant fourth behind dominant winner when in from GG for his local debut; improves for L. Smith barn (26% wins last year).

4*SPECIAL: MARTHA ROSE: Chased from the outside and weakened to finish third behind blowout winner when making just her second lifetime start off good winning debut; lightly raced 4YO with upside.

LONGSHOT: LORD UNBRIDLED: Put in a wide bid and flattened out a bit, but did manage fourth of 11 in his latest; can still offer value in upcoming third start of current form cycle.



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