Jan 21, 2005
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMREICAN TURF CLUB
ARAB ANGEL: Took both turns wide in latest, but did show improved
early interest and can take the right group of maidens from on or near the
front end in near future.
GOLD CASING: Has shown good early interest through first three
lifetime starts, and stayed in well when caught wide giving chase in
latest; breakout effort on the way.
GULF OF GDANSK: Brings plenty of early lick to lower-end
claiming sprints, making her an automatic on our tickets.
JEWEL ALARM: Rallied to be along in time for head win most recently,
and was claimed by trainer Pavlick for $5K; right back.
QUICK PUNCH: Veteran brings early speed and solid overall profile;
early lick makes him a major player in claiming routes on this circuit.
QUIET COVER: Has been improving along the way, and has now
managed third in each of his last two starts; note, maiden was
caught wide in latest and figures ready for diploma run now.
SECRET LOOK: Usually settles for second-best, but brings early
speed to local routes and is trained by Scott Lake; a must in gimmicks,
at the very least.
SLEW’S SMILE: Remained popular at the claim box for latest, and now
goes for strong Gill/Cox combination going forward; gritty 8YO a proven winner.
4STARSPECIAL: GLORY OF LOVE: Has been hanging up consistent and
solid figures in most recent starts, and figures shrewd $40K-claim for
trainer Cox going forward; speedy.
LONGSHOT: SIDEKICK: More than held his own when raised to
allowance company for latest, and in spite of bobbling start and dueling
spot; betters fifth-place effort next time.
AVRANCHES: Had a bad, trouble-filled trip when fifth on 1/15. Don’t
overlook with a better trip next time.
CARANO: Hesitated and broke behind the field to lose all chance in
career debut on 1/12. Too early to give up on him.
CHEKHOV: Late developing Biancone 3-year-old is meant to be a good
one. Be there when he starts reeling off the wins.
CLIMBER DOUG: Blew the break in return from a nine-month layoff,
but yet still managed to outrun 17-1 odds for second in an 11-horse field.
Stay with him.
COZZEN VINNY: Bobbled sharply at the start and lost all chance on 1/12.
Worth another shot and should improve with a clean start.
DARLIN COREY: Began the race eight lengths behind the rest of the
field and had too much ground to make up at a mile on 1/12. Worth
FORTY SUERTUDO: Got caught in a three-way speed duel and held on for
third while five lengths clear of his nearest early challenger. Tab.
GAMBLER’S ROUTE: Needed a race after an eight-month layoff, but
still ran well for fourth, beaten just two noses for second. Tough in second
race off the layoff.
HAYATO: Toss out mid-pack finish on 1/14 when he missed the break. Live
overlay next time out.
QUEEN OF SOUL: Got hooked in a speed duel all the way around the track
and finally succumbed to fourth, beaten less than two lengths after
clocking a :22.3 one-mile fraction. Respect dangerous speed.
SCIPION: Biancone three-year-old should develop into a nice stakes horse
here this winter and spring. Too early to lose hope.
STORMOFTHEFUTURE: Well-bet first starter broke slowly and didn’t get
it in gear in time in a 5 1/2-furlong race. Should benefit from the debut effort.
STOVE PIPE: Set a unrealistically fast and pressured pace before tiring to
third, but was still far clear of his early challengers. Still looms a threat to
shake loose up front.
SWISS PLEASE: Outran 10-1 odds for fourth, beaten just a length for
second in return from a 5 1/2-month layoff. Try again.
4STARSPECIAL: SHANGHAI JOE: Bobbled and broke slowly and then
rushed up to press a loose leader before tiring to fourth as a result. Better
luck next time.
LONGSHOT: GREELEY’S GALAXY: Broke slowly and then rushed up toward
the lead only to get steadied in tight traffic and taken out of the race on the
turn on 1/15. Just needs some luck and may not remain a maiden for long.
<< Back To Newsletter