Jun 10, 2005
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
BRITE LASSIE: Gained through stretch from well behind to finish third in
latest, when making her first start since February; expect more speed and
overall interest going forward.
CAT IN THE COUNTRY: May be best used underneath in gimmicks as
evidenced by his career profile, but his latest fourth in which he showed speed
on stretch indicates sharpness.
CURLS: Rallied for second, beaten only a length, when making her first start
versus winners as a fresh face for latest; headed in right direction.
DARBY’S PRICE: Battled on pace and faded to fifth when beaten at odds-on
in latest; another chance versus similar stock.
FANCYMANNERS: Chased throughout and simply came up second best behind
clear-cut winner in latest; show of improved early speed was encouraging.
FINAL STEP: Blasted to pace and drew off for dominant six-length score in
latest, maintaining sharp form; right back.
MIZE: Battled on pace throughout and stayed on to finish a close third in latest;
follow off claim by trainer Cowan.
UNO CUATRO: Never got on track in latest, but prior blowout win clearly
suggested he’s better than that; solid overall credentials.
4STARSPECIAL: M J IN THE MORNING: Came up a touch flat when fourth in
latest, but may have felt effects of prior strong second-place finish in first try
off layoff; bounces back.
LONGSHOT: LEAPIN LYCIUS: Was bumped in latest and still offered some
interest to rally for fourth – not far from second behind clear winner; can surprise.
A FIRM PROSPECT: Overcame trouble to finish second in latest, when
closing over sloppy ground; gets NW3L types next time.
CAPE BREEZE: Never factored in latest, but likely was in need of her first
start since last-December; should move up for winning Trombetta barn.
COMMENDATION: Chased and tired to third in latest, but raced in sloppy-track,
off-the-turf race; can’t wait for Motion trainee to get back on grass.
DIAMOND CUTTER: Continues to improve and impress with racing
experience; early speed always puts you in the game, and this colt finished a game
second meeting winners for the first time.
GOLD MEDAL WINNER: Came up empty in off-the-turf spot most recently, but
allowance ranks might simply be a bit steep; drops for score.
HIGHER GROUND: Showed belated interest for fourth in latest, when outquicked
behind hot early pace; can do better for dangerous Lake barn.
LOVE THE RAINBOW: Appears headed in right direction, and in spite of two
recent losses as the favorite; thinking turf for maiden score.
PULPIT HARBOR: Battled gamely on pace for third in latest, and brings
strong overall profile; love veteran mare’s early lick.
REASON’S RAPTURE: Tried distance and winners for the first time most
recently, and while he fell flat he remains an interesting prospect; lightly raced 4YO.
SPEED HUNTER: Brings plenty of back class and seems to be moving forward
right now; follow off claim by trainer Wolfendale.
4STARSPECIAL: FLEET BALLADO: Gained for third in sloppy-track sprint most
recently, and in spite of being carried wide on turn; likely to appreciate return
LONGSHOT: BAY EAGLE: Got back on track with second-place finish in
latest, and brings plenty of back class to the table; gritty veteran.
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