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Mar 11, 2005

HORSES TO WATCH

By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB


HAWTHORNE

BIGBOYDANCING: Pressed the pace throughout and gamed out the win

 scoring by a head. Follow at the next allowance condition.

BLACK CADILLAC: Opened up a big lead through very fast fractions and

tired only in the drive to finish last of seven, will forget to stop next out.

BOOTS ARE WALKING: Chased the pace throughout last time and ran

on well to finish second while no match for the winner; his turn next out.

DANNY C.: Was right up on the quick pace throughout and stayed on very

well for the place spot behind the late closing favorite. Was claimed from

 that race and can offer value next out.

KELLY WITH A K: Trailed the field early on but did come running with a

solid late kick to finish second. Rounding back to form.

PACIFIC SUNSET: Needed the race off the layoff after chasing the early

 leaders, led into the stretch but tired late for third. Should be set for best next out.

WHAT A DOC: Chased the pace, took over the lead, opened daylight but was

 nailed late missing by a nose while well clear of the third place horse; graduates

 next out.

 

4STARSPECIAL: KITTY’S MISSION: Checked into the first turn, trailed the

 field of six behind a slow pace and never got going finishing fourth.

Was claimed from that race and should be followed closely right back.

LONGSHOT: SHILINSKY: Trailed the field of seven until the top of the

 stretch but did close well for third last out at 26-1. Follow with straight three year old claimers.

 

SANTA ANITA

BEAU: Was too close up to a fast pace and then made a premature

middle move before tiring off the board. Deserves one more chance.

CONSOLIDATED FACT: Hit a fallen horse and nearly lost the rider

when fifth as the favorite. Excuses don’t get much better than that.

DR. RAMOS: Broke slowly and never got a sniff of the front-end in

disappointing effort on 3/2. Better luck next time.

FORGIVING: Got squeezed back after the start in return from a four-month

 layoff and still outran 27-1 odds for third, just a nose out of second. Don’t

 ignore in second off the layoff.

GILDED BERTRANDO: Got hooked in a three-length-gap speed duel

 in :22.1 and :45.4 in a two-turn race and still held on for second in

 a race otherwise ruled by closers. Tab.

GOLD RUCKUS: Chased a slow pace and got up for third in return

from a three-month layoff. Can’t be overlooked in second off the layoff.

LORD MACHO: Got caught in a 3 1/2-length-gap duel for the lead and

 finish off the board as a result on 3/4. Too early to give up on him.

MARENOSTRUM: Disappointed in U.S. debut after losing ground four

 wide into the first turn while rank early. Can win in second off the long layoff.

POLYFIRST: Broke slowest in a seven-horse field down the hill and never

 got back into the race behind a slow to moderate pace set by a

wire-to-wire winner. Can make amends.

PREACHINTOTHECHOIR: Showed life in career debut but had a traffic-filled

 trip and settled for a mid-pack finish. May not be a maiden for long.

SHOOT FOR GOLD: Toss-out eighth-place finish on 3/2 when she

 balked at loading and then broke slowly. Expect her to show up off the

claim by Carava.

SIPHON MELODY: Broke slowly and rushed up toward the pace to lose

her best chance at the start in return from an eight-month layoff. Worth

 another shot.

SMARMY CHARM: Overlooked first starter broke six lengths behind the

rest of the field and still outran 38-1 odds for third in a promising effort.

URBAN KING: Was well bet off a year layoff but got running too late in

 a slow-paced mile turf race. May not be denied next time.

WEEKEND AT LARRY’S: Should be a live overlay next time after breaking

 slowly and finishing far back as the favorite on 3/3. Try again.

 

4STARSPECIAL: TANKS ALOT MAN: Got off to a slow start from the rail

 and then rushed up into a :21.1 pace to lose all chance on 3/4. Can rebound

 with a better start.

LONGSHOT: AMERICAN LIBERTY: Got off to a tough start from the

 difficult rail post and ended up fourth after hustling up into the fray after the

 slow start. Likely to improve with a better start and/or post.



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