Feb 11, 2005
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
ACE THE EXPERTS: Battled head to head early, took over the lead
but could not last in the six and one half furlong race; scores over $8k claimers.
ALL IN THE GATE: Forced the pace, battled on the lead and stayed on
well to finish third despite the pace pressure; follow with $3k claimers.
IF IDA: Battled head to head early on through a quick opening half mile
and held well for the place spot. Takes them all the way next out.
JACK DUGAN: Just missed last out by a head to the favorite while making
up good ground in the drive; sharp.
MARK OUT RYTHM: Sprinted clear early on from the inside and laid
down solid splits before tiring just missing the place spot; gate to wire
PURELY SPECIAL: Closed from well back to finish second behind a
runaway winner and is set to score next out with NW2L $4k claimers, tab.
TU TONE COROZON: Trailed the field all the way to the top of the stretch
before closing good ground to get up for third at 64-1; tab with NW3L claimers.
4STARSPECIAL: QUINTONS RELAUNCH: Stalked the leaders while
racing four wide, took over and drew off to score by six lengths; up and
coming three year old.
LONGSHOT: PRETTY JOSETTE: Was sent to the lead through some
quick splits before tiring in the drive to finish fourth at 23-1; the price will
be right with maidens.
COSMIC KRIS: Stalked the pace, took over, and held gamely to score
by a nose over nine opponents in latest; right back versus winners.
EXEMPT: Posted a career-best "fig" in latest, and while caught wide
attempting to rally; dangerous Gill/Vazquez ticket has this filly headed in
FOLKESTONE PARK: Has finished second in both starts since return from
July-layoff; back-classy veteran set for better following claim by Gill/Vazquez
JER BEAR: Rallied to make lead and just failed when second, beaten
just a neck, in latest; stamp NW2L score past due at this point.
JERSEY CITY SUE: Rated, rallied to contention, and faded a touch to
fourth in fair attempt in first try versus winners in latest; improves dramatically now.
MR. KIT KAT: Seems to be a learning-on-the-job type and has shown
subtle improvement of late; catches right group of turf maidens before long.
PROPER SUNDAY: Rated and never mounted serious rally when well
supported on tote for latest; 7YO gelding a very interesting $5K-claim by
winning Asmussen barn.
ROYAL SNOOZE: Moved wide to contention and flattened out to finish
fifth in his first start versus winners most recently; primed for best in third
start of form cycle.
SILENT TYPE: Tried to rally behind soft pace on turf most recently and
had to settle for third as the beaten favorite; returns to winning form in a hurry.
TIGHT SPIN: Well-traveled sort has fell flat in pair of starts since arriving
on local scene, but is in good hands in Howard barn and should improve; patience.
4STARSPECIAL: GET SET: Chased and faded in first attempt since last-August,
but return and course experience should only help this lightly raced 4YO
filly going forward; had trained well.
LONGSHOT: POINT OF AMERICA: Brings plenty of early lick, and simply
put this 8YO gelding has long been one of our favorites; primed for stretch
out and score on sod.
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