Apr 29, 2005
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
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.
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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