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Apr 29, 2005

HORSES TO WATCH

By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB


WOODBINE

ATANAS: Broke slowly but quickly made the pace and proved best

over 12 rivals in graduation effort; fresh face works way through conditions now.

DRAW A HARDLINE: Broke from extreme outside post in latest, a tough

 task at five-furlong trip over sloppy ground, and rallied for sixth in big group; primed.

MATHEWS GOLD: Chased and flattened to third over sloppy ground when

 making his first start since last-November; claimed by winning Fairlie barn and

eligible to step up.

MS FREDDIE BRIGHT: Rallied from wide spot to pick up second and

was once again claimed (trainer Wilcox) from latest; consistent check getter a

must in gimmicks.

PROMONTORY: Rallied from wide spot to finish a narrowly beaten third

 when making his first start following brief freshening; intriguing 3YO colt on our list.

SHERM: Brings some back class, but not without his share of problems given

his tendency to drift out; fresh face a speed player in claiming ranks.

SLEW POINTE: Returned from winter in Gulfstream with a rallying second

over sloppy ground in course return; stays sharp.

UNCANNY JUDITH: Showed good speed when a narrowly beaten second

 in her first start since last-December; first try versus winners can only help her cause.

4STARSPECIAL: ANGLIAN PRINCE: Chased wide and flattened a bit to

finish fourth in his latest, when making his first start since last-October;

tune-up all this veteran needs for best shot.

LONGSHOT: FIRE POWER: Met winners for the first time in his latest, a

chase/fade effort coming off a September-layoff; experience in return should

 have colt set now.

 

LONE STAR

ALLEGED LIZ: Rallied after racing wide on both turns and was best over 10

 opponents in maiden breaker; right back.

BOOGIE HILL: Seems to improving with racing experience, but maiden win

 is now marked past due; interesting pedigree for most any task on this 3YO colt.

IDEALISM: Took turns wide and fell only a head short when second

 in latest; proves shrewd $20K-claim for trainer Hartman.

MR. OUTSIDE: Never rallied when a new face over course in latest, but prior

 form suggests he can do better and may even prefer to be a bit more

involved early; next time.

NIGHT DIAMOND: Chased and proved no match for dominant winner

 when second in useful career debut; exciting juvenile prospect in good hands.

ONEBRIDLE: Tracked wide and gave way in latest, but was making his

 first start since February and meeting winners for the first time; improves in a hurry.

ROCK CLIMB: Is always dependent upon pace and racing luck when he

 attempts to rally in turf routes, but he does pick up his share of checks; for exotics use.

THATCHER: As pedigree suggested, she took to turf like a duck to water with

 maiden win in latest; note, filly got route win done with just one sprint under

her belt and offers plenty of promise.

 

4STARSPECIAL: KILATES KISS: Broke widest of 10 in latest and after rocky

 getaway never got on track; inexperienced colt has nowhere to go but up.

LONGSHOT: SINGLE FACTOR: Met tougher in latest and faded from

contention but prior win (a lifetime best on "figs") suggests she is sharp

 now; bounces back.



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