May 08, 2015
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
REDLACE AND PEARLS: Remained popular at the claim box most
recently, this time going to trainer M. Campbell for $30k following third-place
finish in which she was rushed to the pace; follow.
QUIET RY: Chased in third throughout his latest, and figures
to improve off the initial experience versus winners; stay with son of Hard
Spun for trainer N. Pessin.
J.Z.’S CRAFTY BOY: Didn’t have the cleanest of trips (“off
slow, steadied 3/8”) when fifth in his latest, and is capable of more; stay
with gelding off $7,5k-claim by trainer G. Garcia.
CURLIN CRUSH: Raced wide and came up empty when sixth behind
dominant winner in his return from October-layoff; quick return proves key for
3YO colt who has yet to make starts without break in between.
ROSE TO GLORY: Rated and gained a bit, but never had an
impact in fifth-place effort behind blowout winner; late-moving style means she
is at mercy of pace/race luck.
COUGAR RIDGE: Rallied to just miss in third-place finish
when claimed for $62,5k by trainer R. Morse as a fresh face two back, then ran
sixth of nine with wide bid in Alysheba Stakes; try again.
STREETHEART: Moved wide and weakened to seventh in graded
attempt when making her second start since last-November; 3YO filly by Street
Sense with upside.
KISSED BY A ROSE: Rallied and missed by a neck in solid TAM
debut on April 4, then came up empty in ninth-place finish here on May 1; 4YO
filly can do better given race over course for trainer G. Aschinger (31% wins
HILLBILLY STYLE: Couldn’t threaten when an even eighth of
nine in his first try with winners by way of OP most recently; has run well
here before, and can improve.
4*SPECIAL: PLEASANT TALES: Rated, rallied, and weakened a
bit late in good effort for fourth as a fresh face getting some needed class
relief; next time.
LONGSHOT: WOOD MACHINE: Raced wide and made progress for
fourth in his first start since early-March when winning T. Amoss barn showed
confidence in placement off DeD maiden win; another shot.
WHEREISTHESURPRISE: Showed needed improvement with renewed
late interest for third in his latest; note, gelding added blinkers for his latest,
and can continue to move forward.
GREY GATOR: Raced inside and in relatively even fashion for
third when trying to make up ground behind soft pace; use in gimmicks, as
gelding has finished on the board in nine of 14 lifetime starts.
RISKY GUY: Rated, made the lead in the stretch, and
ultimately settled for a close fourth with some trouble along the way in his
latest; next time.
A.P. CINO: Rated a touch off the pace, took over, and drew
out to nice score when in from PIM for his latest; classy sort can stay sharp
and score right back.
THE COUNT: Rated and gained second behind easy winner when
in search of repeat score in his latest; can keep currently sharp form.
4*SPECIAL: LITERARY LADY: Shook off pace pressure and drove
clear for maiden score as the favorite in her second lifetime start by way of
OP; can prove worthy $16k-claim for trainer A. Randolph.
LONGSHOT: ONE DIEGO: Showed the way on the pace and weakened
to fifth in his latest; now has three starts since back from brief break, and
can offer value for winning T. Shea barn (20% this year).
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