Jun 17, 2005
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
BIG OUT: Rated off the pace last out, made a move to the lead in the
stretch but tired to finish fourth; follow with similar from a better post.
I’M ONLY LAUGHING: Was never far back early on while chasing a fast pace
and closed good ground in the stretch to get up for the drive.
MORNING’S IMAGE: Trailed the field early on last out before closing good
ground to finish third at 53-1; is a must use in exotics next out.
STORMIN OEDY: Veteran has been showing much more speed last out and dug
in gamely for the win. Follow this backclassy veteran.
SUMMER STING: Was humbled a bit when trying winners for the first time last
out and chased a quick pace before tiring to finish fourth. Should be ready to
roll with that race under her belt.
TORRE AND ZIM: Has some backclass to call on and ran well to finish second last
out versus $16k claimers. His tactical speed puts him right in the mix early.
UNBRIDLED HARMONY: Battled on the lead early on but did not go on with it
and finished sixth. Hails from the Pletcher barn so don’t dismiss next out at a good price.
UNREAL GENERAL: Almost took it all the way next out at 22-1 when he finished
third on the turf. Follow right back with $40k claimers.
WELCOME HOME: Made a quick move to the lead last out past the quarter mile
and never looked back scoring by two lengths. Well bred filly should move forward
for the Goldberg barn.
4STARSPECIAL: WHO’S THE COWBOY: Took a lot of pressure last out on the
lead and battled the whole way into late stretch but had to settle for the place
spot; scores with Jersey breds allowance foes next out.
LONGSHOT: LA LUZ: Made the lead from the far outside post position last out,
laid down slow fractions and dug in well in the drive to finish a very close fourth.
That was an improved effort and should be respected right back.
BON MARIE: Returned from a layoff of nearly 1 ½ years and went well for
third after setting a quick pace while rank; lightly raced 4YO to follow.
GREEN RICHES: Have long loved this guy’s early lick, and although he failed
as the odds-on favorite when second in his latest he should be primed for third start
of form cycle.
KALOOKAN LADY: Shook off pace pressure to draw clear for latest score
over NW2L types on sprint scene; takes another in current form.
LUKE HILL: Managed second behind clear winner from off the pace in latest, and
was claimed by winning Lake barn; with lower-end sprinters.
NEON MAGIC: Gave even chase basically throughout latest fourth when trying to
make a closing impact behind easy pace in five-horse group; another chance.
SOCIETY SAM: Failed to threaten on sprint scene in latest, but figures sharper
for the experience going forward; can surprise versus weaker group.
TACTICAL GOLD: Chased the pace and faded to fourth in latest, but has been
holding sharp form recently; winning Anthony Dutrow barn an added plus.
TRAPPED AGAIN: Romped impressively when returned from break two starts
back and may have felt the effects when an even third in latest; talented sort bounces
4STARSPECIAL: COME CLOSE: Returned from lengthy break with a close-up third in
tune-up sprint; major player once back on turf for dangerous Sheppard barn.
LONGSHOT: CASEY’S GOLD FEVER: Chased throughout latest and stayed on
for third – benefits from route conditioning in second start back from break; intrigued
by turf idea given pedigree.
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