Jul 08, 2005
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
AMERICAN COMEDY: Continues to hold his own since shipping in from
the Big Apple. Cut him some slack for the second-place finish at even-money,
chasing a loose-on-the-lead winner home July 4.
COZZY CATE: Broke her maiden in her seventh attempt, then followed with
a third-place finish July 3. Headed in the right direction.
JESSICA BUSH: Tired to finish fourth after hitting the gate at the start in
her debut July 3. Give a very long look in her second attempt.
JUST CALL ME CHIEF: Was allowed to cut out the early fractions in his latest
start and stayed on well for second. Can earn his diploma shortly under similar
NOAH A.: It looks like this speedster has found a home on the weeds, posting
a win and two seconds from three chances. Go for it.
RAPID FLOW: Closed well to finish third at 21-1 last time out. See what kind
of odds you can get off that performance.
SANDY BAY: Wasn’t given much of a chance in her debut, but outran her
46-1 odds to finish a respectable third. Gets another shot.
SUPERVISOR: Have to like his fifth-place finish at boxcar odds in the
Mecke H. Back classy runner is rounding into form.
UNCLE BILL: Very dismal in his last three efforts, but a switch to grass may
wake him up. Won’t be facing much competition at the basement.
WAIT IN LINE: Juvenile has encountered trouble at the start in each of his
calls to post. A clean break will help this colt out a great deal.
4STARSPECIAL: PLANTER: Keeps on turning in solid performances since the
maiden win in May. Looking very cozy at the $10k level.
LONGSHOT: GAZELDA: Didn’t run all that bad for a 42-1 shot in her debut,
finishing fifth after a tardy beginning. Tab at a price.
AUTOPSCOT: Rallied somewhat to pick up third in latest, holding recent consistent
form; remains overdue for top prize – not an unattainable goal.
CAT NAVIGATOR: Settled for second behind blowout winner in most
recent start, and can continue to move forward in form for winning Norman barn.
COMMANDER BUCK: Rated, rallied to challenge, and settled for second as beaten
favorite in latest when claimed by Howard barn; next time.
COOLEST: Shook free early when stretched out to turf route for the first time and
stayed on well to finish a close fourth; conditioning gained helps regardless of
MILITARY MAJOR: Can build upon promising career debut, in which he rallied
for third in five-furlong turf race; son of Rahy from Woodman mare bred to run all day.
MYSTIC RUNNER: Switched to turf for latest, and once again showed how
versatile he can be rating from off the pace and finishing up for third; tough customer.
OPINE: Fought it out on pace throughout latest, and after taking first turn
wide, only to finish beaten a neck in second; next time.
QUE PASO: Returned from break with third-place finish in which he battled on
the pace and had a right to tire; juvenile son of Cherokee Run is one to follow.
SEEMELOADANDFIRE: Brings plenty of early speed and ability to turf routes,
and although he’s more often underneath he remains worth inclusion in gimmicks.
SILENT TYPE: Held sharp recent form when a narrowly beaten third from off
the pace in latest; consistent sort always on our tickets.
4STARSPECIAL: JUNK GYPSIE: Fought it out in game fashion on the front end
throughout latest, when a winner by a head; lightly raced 4YO filly is sharp
now and can take another.
LONGSHOT: NIFTY ONE: Chased the pace and tired in latest, but when asked
to stretch his speed 11 furlongs on the turf; can find a better spot to score.
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