Jan 07, 2005
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
EMTYAZAT: New York invader really seemed to enjoy her
new surroundings, crushing a group of maidens by 10 ¾
lengths in her local debut. Right back at the next level.
FEARLESS DANCER: Has really turned the corner since getting
stretched out in distance, including a second-place finish most
recently. Make the play.
FLIGHT TO EDEN: Gained valuable racing experience when
fourth in his debut after posting a mediocre worktab. Expected
to move forward.
LET’S COAST: A slow start may have hurt this Allen Jerkens-trained
filly last out. There is clearly talent there, so stay close.
ROMPBURGER: Appeared to be getting back on track after a pair
of dismal efforts, but took a step backward stumbling at the
start and losing the rider in latest. Cross a line through that outing and try again.
SEW SPARKLY: Keeps running fourth since notching her
maiden Oct. 28. Can sneak up a few spots at a price; use in the gimmicks.
SPIRIT OF THE SOUL: Owns a pair of open-length victories at
$12.5k, but hasn’t fared well when placed above that bracket. You
know what to do.
STOLEN COMMAND: Outran her 40-1 odds in her debut after
breaking slowly, finishing fourth. Right back against a similar bunch.
SUGAR PLUM GIRL: Ran a great third in her debut on the grass
Oct. 14, then turned in a dismal sixth as the heavy chalk on the
Calder dirt Dec. 30. Tab when back on the sod.
TOP HILL: George Weaver trainee found herself in a bit over her
head in the London Lil S. last time. Gets the job done versus allowance foes.
4STARSPECIAL: SIR SWERVALOT: Has caught some trouble in both
of his starts, but has still posted a win and a fourth-place finish. Think
he’s the real deal.
LONGSHOT: RITMO DE SON: Two starts from this colt since returning
from the lengthy vacation. The foundation is there; it’s time for him to step up now.
A WISH FOR TRAVIS: Brings plenty of early speed which figures
to make her dangerous at currently reduced class level; can lead sprinters.
ALL TEED UP: Rated, moved, and drew off for score in latest when
making the second start of his current form cycle; stays sharp in
first start off claim by trainer Asmussen.
FIRST APPROVAL: Has chased pace and faded in each of her two
starts since return from break; note, filly has tried rapid turf
dashes and figures set for front-running score now.
MAY CAT: Saved ground but never mounted a threat in
uncharacteristically dull effort most recently; claimed by top Catalano
barn, he turns things around quickly.
OUR GANG: Rallied for fourth from well behind soft pace in
latest, and also had burden of wide perch; primed for third start of
current form cycle.
PRIME QUEEN: Held stretch lead but came up empty late and had
to settle for second; veteran mare brings strong overall mark and
gives barn many options.
ROAD RULER: Survived pace heat to post game neck win over 11
opponents in impressive career debut; expensive son of Unbridled’s
Song well on his way.
SILKY ZARB: Veteran has posted 14 career wins and went well
for improved fourth in latest; lightly raced of late, he brings some
upside for winter.
SUTTER’S GALAXY: Settled for second behind runaway winner
in large group most recently; offers value in gimmicks.
UNBRIDLED TRICK: Underachiever lacks winning profile but seems
to be knocking on door as second-place finish in latest was step in
right direction; stay close.
4STARSPECIAL: RELENTLESS RED: Loomed a dangerous speed
runner in latest, but hopped at break losing best chance; note,
gelding went very well through traffic for third nonetheless.
LONGSHOT: OTTAWA CHIEF: Hasn’t shown much staying power
of late, but brings speed that will always make him a player; likely to score on drop for trainer Vazquez.
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