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May 22, 2015

HORSES TO WATCH

By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB


BELMONT

BLACK TIDE: Got an odd trip in his first start off the claim and his first start over the turf, took back off the pace but then was looped on the turn and had to move out into the lane checking in a close-up third; follow right back.

CAN’T USE NELLIE: Was returning from a November layoff last out as well as trying the turf for the first time, pressed the pace from the start, moved into the lead into the lane but couldn’t hold off the 1-2 favorite in the compact field, tab right back on any surface.

IDENTITY CRISIS: Four year old made his first start off the claim last out, sat a good trip in behind the leaders, moved to challenge into the lane but checked in fourth about a half-length behind the winner, tab right back with NW3L claimers.

SIMPLE LOVE: Made her first start off the Jason Servis claim last out, stalked the leaders from third in the seven furlong turf event, moved to the lead into the lane and drew out to score by more than six lengths, tab on the bump up in class.

SISTER SUPERIOR: Three year old filly made her debut last out going 1 and 1/16th miles over the turf, was sent off at 18-1; got away in seventh early on, started to move on the final turn and finished well for second to the wire to wire winner, well bred runner will be tough right back.

STAR OF THE FOREST: Five year old mare came out running last out, pressed the co-favored frontrunner, put that one away into the lane but tired to finish third late at 41-1; give her a look right back with similar.

SUMMIT MOON: Four year old found a home against $20k maiden claimers, raced wide throughout but still rolled on by for an relatively easy win as the sligiht favorite, tab with restricted winners right back.

SUPER NICKY: Broke through the gate before the start last out, came out running, pressed the frontrunner through a decent half mile but just couldn’t hold off the favorite checking in a clear second, was claimed back by the Englehart barn and should be given another look right back.

TWIN LIGHTS: Three year old filly tried the turf for the first time two back, finished a solid second in that race, was outrun early on last out before closing to finish fourth at 15-1; likes the turf and the value is there, tab.

WITHOUT FEAR: Four year old ran an interesting race two back when making a wide, early move before tiring to finish ninth, was sent off at 102-1 last out against special weight company over the turf and checked in ninth and last, give this one a look with a drop into maiden claimers over the turf at long odds.

BEST BET: CELTIC SUNRISE: Ran well in his debut back in June of 2014, got off to an awkward start last out, came with a wide run into the lane and got up for the win as the favorite, follow this runner right back with winners for the Clement barn.

LONGSHOT: LAWYER JIM: Six year old gelding shipped in from Florida for his last start, was away in sixth but never really got going checking in sixth at 27-1; a slight drop and a bit more pace will do.

 

 

 

PIMLICO

BILLYSCRYSTALBALL: Moved up to face off against allowance runners sprinting over the turf was outrun some early on but did close well to finish second at 15-1; in good form right now so follow back at a price.

FULL MOON’S BACK: Backclassy runner dropped into a $7.5k claimer last out, made his first start since February to sprint in an off the turf race checking in fifth in an off the turf event, tab back on the lawn.

GREAT SMILE: Three year old filly by Henny Hughes was sent off at 4-1 for her debut, broke slowly early on and then steadied getting away in last, started to move on the turn and finished well for second, New York bred will prove tough right back at any venue, tab.

NOUR IAYOUN: Four year old filly was off since November, raced well back behind moderate splits over a sealed track, made a good move to get into contention but had to check in a close-up fourth, tab right back.

STRAY BULLET: Was sent off as the longest shot in the race last out at 28-1; was outrun early on racing in sixth and last and closed some ground late to finish fourth; is a must use in all exotics.

BEST BET: SIR SIDNEY: Six year old gelding added blinkers last out and moved back to the turf, battled head to head for the lead through solid splits before tiring to finish in a dead heat for sixth, follow this runner right back on either surface.

LONGSHOT: PHOTOGENIC: Was claimed back in the winter for $4.5k, has faced much better ever since but did put in a solid effort last out against starter handicap runners checking in a solid second at 33-1; should be given a look right back.



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