Apr 24, 2015
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
CALL FOR THE CLOCK: Had an odd trip two
back when checking in fourth and then was sent off at 4-5 last out in a five
horse field but didn’t do much running checking in fourth again, was claimed by
the solid Nevin barn and will improve right back.
FINDING CANDY: Returned from a
January layoff two back, stalked the pace in that race, took over into the
drive but came up a half-length short, was claimed out of that race, moved up
into a $40k claimer and held well for third after setting the pace, was re-claimed
by the previous trainer and should be all set right back.
FIRST RANGER: Came out running
for the lead last out and set a pressured pace through a half mile in 45:4,
couldn’t go with the leaders but held on for fourth behind the favorite at
30-1; slight drop can do.
GIMME JIMMY: Shipped in from
Gulfstream off a maiden win against maiden $20k claimers, was racing in sixth
early on behind some very slow fractions, finally got into the clear but didn’t
have any punch late checking in third, was claimed by the Nevin barn and should
improve right back.
GOLDEN ITIZ: Turned back in
distance last out and dropped from a $62.5 claimer into a $32k claimer, was
outrun early on but did finish up some for third at 7-2; was claimed by the
Jacobson barn and handles many distances.
KITTY RIDE: Was an easy winner
in her debut run scoring wire to wire over $40k statebred maiden claimers,
showed good speed two back against NW1X allowance foes and tired to finish 8th,
returned at the same level but showed speed and stopped again, a drop into a
NW2L claimer will get the job done.
MY ONE AND ONLY: Is now 1 for 20
after her last loss in an off the turf race, trailed the field of six
throughout but is a better horse on the turf, with come bad efforts recently
should offer value when she gets to that surface.
SAHARAN SERENADE: Was riding a two
race winning streak heading into her last start, moved on the far turn, trying
to follow the favorite, was no match for the very impressive winner but lost
second late after her premature move, tab right back against NW1X statebred
WENT THE DAY WELL: Didn’t run at all
last out checking in seventh and last over a muddy/sealed track, that was his
second poor effort over a wet track tab right back on a dry surface.
BEST BET: JACK’S R WILD: Was sandwiched at the
start last out and had to race in ninth and last early on, was still well back
into the lane and he finished well for fifth at 12-1; a clean break and a pace
gets this one to the winners’ circle at Belmont Park.
LONGSHOT: NILE PRINCESS: Didn’t get the best
breaks from the rail last out and trailed the field of five throughout checking
in fifth at 11-1; give this three year old filly a shot over the turf at a
GRADY: Broke from the
outside post 7 last out, came out running on the lead, held that lead into the
lane but couldn’t hang on late checking in third against time restricted
claimers at 8-1; stay close.
JUSTTHEWAYITIS: Four year old
gelding was making his fourth start over the turf last out but had yet to hit
the board over that surface, was away in sixth early on behind moderate splits,
moved into third into the lane and stayed on well for fourth at 39-1; can get
into your exotics at a price.
RACY: Eight year old
gelding shipped in from England for his first start since October, added lasix
for that run and finished up well in the drive to finish second to the even
money choice, should be all set now off that effort.
SHALER: Five year old was
re-claimed by his current trainer two back, returned with similar, got away in
fourth early on, moved to take over the lead past the ½ mile mark but couldn’t
hold off the even money favorite late checking in second at 3-1; gets there
ZOO: Showed some ability
last year over the turf, was off since November head into his last start, got
away in ninth early on before closing well to finish third at 46-1; use this
one right back in all exotics.
BEST BET: DUNNE HALL: Three year old colt by
Street Boss made his career debut last out against maiden special weight
company going five furlongs over the turf, was off 12th and last but
started to move on the final turn and finished well for third, keys your
exotics right back.
LONGSHOT: PINCH OF SALT: Was a big winner in his
first start off the claim two back against straight three year old $25k
claimers, moved up to face off against NW1X allowance company, broke outward,
trailed early on before closing to finish fourth at 14-1; follow.
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