Jul 02, 2015
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
BENNY’S BULLET: Was coming off a
solid win two back against $40k claimers, moved to the turf, battled through
some solid fractions but couldn’t finish it off checking in a close-up fifth, a
move back to the dirt is an option.
BIG HOUSE: Three year old
gelding was making his debut last out against $30k maiden claimers, got off
slowly, moved up down the backside to get into contention while racing very
wide but tired in the lane to finish sixth, may want more ground and should be
all set now, tab.
FLASHLIGHT: Five year old
stayed in an off the turf event last out while making his first start over
conventional dirt, got away in fifth, moved into contention on the turn but had
to settle for fourth late, I would give this runner another try over that surface.
FURYOFTHENORSEMEN: Three year old was
making his seasonal debut, chased the odds-on favorite from the start, was
still right there into the lane before tiring to finish sixth at 13-1; all set
HOWL: Never seemed to
like it wet, pressed the pace from the start but both pacesetters tired to
finish last and next to last, would like to give this one another try over a
JAN’S RESERVE: Was making his
debut last out in an off the turf event, got away in fourth, moved into second
at the top of the lane but couldn’t go with the leaders tiring to finish fourth
at 12-1; should improve and turf is an option as well.
KITAI: Was making just his
second start since April and going turf to dirt, sent off at 54-1 last out,
came out running for the lead pressing the pace from the start and into the
lane before tiring to finish fourth, a slight drop into maiden claimers gets
the job done.
MEDIA’S DELITE: Shipped in from
Delaware park off a wire to wire win while setting solid fractions, lunged at
the break and was squeezed and was forced to come from off the pace closing
well to finish third, give him another shot especially with a better break.
PRIVATE SHOW: Showed some ability
last year, was making his first start since October and his first as a gelding,
pressed the pace from the start while racing outside but couldn’t finish it off
checking in seventh, may have needed that race and should offer a square price
RACE AND SHINE: Got a good spot
early on but was taken back giving up some valuable positioning, came wide into
the lane but couldn’t get the job done checking in a close-up fourth at 6-1;
one more shot, follow.
BEST BET: STRIKE TONE: Got a good spot early on
over a sloppy/sealed track, couldn’t go with the leaders when it counted and
tired to finish fourth at 5-1; is 1 for 1 over the turf and it may be the time
to get back on that surface.
LONGSHOT: RISKY SOUR: Was sent off at 25-1 last
out in a six horse field that came off the turf, was outrun badly and didn’t
make up any ground checking in fifth, that finish can just add to the odds next
out when back on the turf, follow with maiden claimers.
CHISELED: Four year old
gelding was sent off as the longest shot in the race at 37-1 last out, was
outrun over a sloppy track, made a good move to get into third and stayed on
well behind the even money favorite; follow at a price.
COLONEL JORDAN: Is a bad gate horse
always getting away slowly, however, was able to get a good spot early on but
couldn’t make up any ground checking in fifth late over a speed favoring track,
give him another shot with similar.
NINEINTHENINE: Was coming off a
December layoff last out and stayed in an off the turf event to get some
conditioning but trailed throughout finishing well behind the leader, a move back
to the turf is in order and could offer some value, tab.
SCUBA SUE: Came out running
last out pressing the favored leader from the start, took over after a ¼ mile
and opened up into the lane going away to score by more than four lengths, was
claimed back by a previous trainer and can put a few in a row now, tab.
UPTOWN BOY: Came out running
for the lead last out, set some solid fractions getting a half mile in 44:1,
held that lead into the lane but couldn’t hold off the odds-on favorite
checking in a clear second at 20-1; can prove tough right back.
BEST BET: BAT CAVE: Five year old gelding was
making his fourth start of the year and had been running sneakily good prior to
his last start, was outrun again early on, started to move into the lane,
altered course and got up to finish second at 32-1; fits nicely $5k beaten
LONGSHOT: SPEED RUNNING WILD: Five year old
gelding was coming off a September layoff last out, was outrun racing in
seventh and last for more than a half mile, started to gain into the lane and
finished well for third at 36-1; should move forward off that effort and fits
with NW2L $12.5k claimers.
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