Dec 03, 2004
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
BOUNCE FOREVER: Chased and faded from contention in latest, but looms very
interesting claim for $40K by trainer Baker as a lightly raced juvenile.
CELCIUS SLEW: Has learned rating lessons well, and used them successfully to score wins
in each of his last two starts; lightly raced 4YO with plenty of upside.
DONERAILE GAL: Chased and faded in latest, but when making a typically difficult first
attempt versus winners; moves forward in a hurry.
GALAXY: Stepped up to restricted stakes company for latest following maiden win in prior
start, and went in fair order for fifth over wet ground; improving sort.
HOLY SPARK: Raced in even order in latest, but has shown in the past she packs a better
punch; can be more consistent, but is with right barn to fix that.
MARIMA: Stretched out successfully to a route of ground and captured an allowance race
when along late; right back.
ROCKET GIRL: Set a pressured pace and stayed on for a close fourth in second career
start; primed for breakout making third career start.
SOLIHULL: Showed improved early speed in latest, but settled for second when it counted;
much better form since return from break is encouraging.
TWISTED WIT: Brings plenty of big figures to the party – always a plus – and has held
form in fine fashion while racing in tough spots of late; stay close.
WEST END LADY: Rated from wide perch, moved aggressively to command, and faded a
bit when it counted in lane; very sharp now, and also likely to offer value.
4STARSPECIAL: SLAPSHOT DOM: Rated, bid wide, reached contention, and faded a bit in
the stretch when burdened by wide perch in route; next time.
LONGSHOT: RUDE BEHAVIOR: Chased and gave way in latest, but when turned back
to sprint following series of route tries; sharper going forward.
AGREE TO DISAGREE: Settled for fourth in latest, when unable to make late impact over
muddy ground; on board in 12 of 16 starts, so keep him on your tickets.
BIG GUN: Rated, moved to lead, and held second behind clear winner in his latest; lightly raced
4YO continues improvement in third start of current form cycle.
BOSTON FLYER: Chased in ever order until the stretch run of her latest and tired when
it counted; from winning Asmussen barn and eligible to improve.
CRAB CREEK: Set pace and tired in what should prove a needed effort when making his
first start since September-layoff; dangerous in lower-end claiming ranks.
CRY OF THE WILD: Has not had the best of racing luck of late, but while competing in
crowded MSW turf races; well-bred filly puts it together before long.
DYNA DEL: Never offered anything in latest, but in a tough off-the-turf spot over muddy
ground; quality filly rebounds in a hurry.
PRINCE T.: Rated, awaited room, and rallied for third in crowded 12-horse group; effort
should prove a more than useful introduction to racing for 2YO.
RAHY’S SONG: Raced up close early, dropped back, and came on again in latest; more
noteworthy, she was claimed by trainer Asmussen for a worthwhile $10K.
SKYMASTER: Rallied strongly again in his latest, making two straight victories; claimed
by trainer Petalino, gelding keeps on rolling.
TACONIC: Made it two straight wins with determined rally in latest; staying on board,
even if tote price understandably shrinks.
4STARSPECIAL: SIDEBUSTER B: Has now finished second in both career starts (note, he
was placed first via DQ in debut), and show of more early interest was very encouraging
in last; prospect.
LONGSHOT: GRANNY’S PRIDE: Sped clear on pace in latest and held gamely to second
behind a clear-cut winner; turf and dirt offer viable options going forward.
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