Apr 08, 2005
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
AMERICAN GUY: Broke running from the rail, laid down some very fast fractions and still had enough left for the score; was claimed from that race and fits with lower level claimers.
DAD GRANDS GIRL: Chased a quick pace last out into the stretch but tired and finished fifth. Can surprise with NW2L claimers.
DARBY LANE: Was outrun early on, raced extremely wide on the turn and closed ground to finish third; try at with the bottom level claimers.
EL PIASSO: Never got going last out over a sloppy track that caused racing to be cancelled after a few races, try this one back on a fast track, at a price.
ELEGANT AMBASSADOR: Stalked the leader for a half mile, took over and went on for an easy nine length score. Well bred five year old needs restricted winners to do his best.
EXTENSIVE QUALITY: Broke running to the lead, set a solid pace and tired to finish fourth at 32-1; her speed will do her well at Keeneland.
GRAND VIEW CLIFFS: Well bred four year old broke his maiden in style, scoring by seven lengths. Is bred to handle all surfaces, tab.
MATTIE CAKES: Was quickly clear to the lead last out, led into the stretch but could not fight off the winner and settled for the place spot; scores with straight three year old allowance foes.
SHESABRICKHOUSE: 5YO mare was quickly clear to the lead, opened up down the backside and never looked back scoring easily by three lengths. Can score versus better with a similar effort.
TREAT: Was used up in the pace battling through a half mile in 44:4 and tired late for third; a clear lead may take them all the way with a better pace scenario.
4STARSPECIAL: TRAIL: Trailed the field until the top of the stretch before closing well to finish third in a race that went in a solid time of 1:10:1, is sharp now and fits with $17.5k claimers.
LONGSHOT: OUR LIL AFFAIR: Made a strong wide move to get into contention but flattened out late to finish third at 58-1; a better timed ride gets him there.
BROOKLIME: Needed a race in first U.S. start, and settled for a mid-pack finish beaten only two lengths. Live at a price.
BUFFY MY LOVE: Needed a race off of a nine-month layoff. Should improve in second race back from the sidelines.
CAN I CALL YOU DAD: Returned from a five-month layoff in a down the hill turf sprint on 4/2. Stay close in second race off the layoff.
COLOR ME FREE: Got hooked in a two-length-gap speed duel in return from a three-month layoff and tired in the final half-furlong. Can win second off the layoff.
FOXY FAITH: Bobbled sharply, bumped, and steadied at the start to lose all chance on 4/2. Better luck next time.
HAINT YOU GRAND: Didn’t get off to a great start and then hustled up toward the pace and settled for fourth as a result. Worth another shot.
LOWER SHORE: Set a fast and pressured pace and tired off the board as a result. Owns dangerous speed vs. maiden claimers.
MARGARITALOSFLORES: Broke slowest in an 11-horse field and then rushed up toward the pace and still managed to finish third. Just needs a better break.
MEETING BY DESIGN: Set a fast and pressured pace and held on better than the other front-runners for fourth, finishing just a length out of second.
PREACHINATTHEBAR: High-profile Baffert runner returned from a seven-month layoff with a mid-pack finish in a sprint prep. Too early to give up.
S S STRANGE: Broke slowly and then moved up five wide on the first turn and lost ground the whole way when fourth on 3/30. Try again.
SOLIDIER’S KISS: Got caught in a duel for the lead in :21.2, never got a breather up front, and then was interfered with on the turn on 4/2. Try again.
TRADITION ROCKS: Was well-bet in return from a year+ layoff on 4/3. Prepped and ready now.
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Finished last in return from a 10-month layoff after getting off to a poor start. Worth one more look.
WUNDELIA: Foreign invader finished fifth, but was less than a length out of third in first race off a nine-month layoff. Can do better and may want more distance.
4STARSPECIAL: FLASHDANZING: Stumbled badly at the start and lost all chance as the heavy favorite on 4/2. Can make amends.
LONGSHOT: MISS BOBBIE QUICK: Get cooked in a four-length-gap speed duel on 3/31. Finished 16 lengths ahead of her early challenger.
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