Jul 22, 2005
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
AIBREAN: Had a bad trip when last again on 7/10. Worth one more try if
the price is right.
ALEUTIAN FROST: Sent for the lead and held on well for second behind
a ship-in 8-5 winner from Belmont. It’s his turn next time.
CLEVER TO ME: Broke very slowly and never got into the thick of the race
on 7/12. Worth another shot.
DIRECT CALL: Got hooked in a two-length-gap duel for the lead and held
on for third in return from a brief freshening. Can top non-winners of two.
FLY BIG BIRD FLY: Took up in traffic on the turn and got shuffled back to
last before coming with a solid rally for second at 37-1 behind a runaway
winner. Ready to graduate.
FOURHANDTWENTYSIX: Broke slowly but didn’t run poorly after being sent
off at 15-1 in career debut. Keep an eye on her.
MADISON’S WISH: Broke very slowly and lost all chance at the start in a
5 1/2-furlong race. Just needs a clean start.
MEMA’S MONEY: Broke slowly in last on 7/9, but got claimed out of that race
and could improve for new barn with a better beginning.
NELLIE L: Battled for the lead and never got a breather up front before settling
for third. Fits well vs. bottom cheapies.
OUR LITTLE LUCY: Needed a race following an eight-month layoff. Lost by
nine lengths but was only 1 1/2 lengths out of second and is prepped and ready now.
4STARSPECIAL: ABOVE AVERAGE: Broke sluggishly and rushed up into
a contested pace before setting for fourth in a below average effort. Try again
off claim by Pino.
LONGSHOT: HANGING OUT: Hesitated at the start and then rushed up into
contention to lose his best chance on 7/12. Finished sixth, but lost by only a
length and a half in a big effort. Live overlay.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FAIRS
A FINE RED LINE: Was kept too far in the back to make an impact in her first
attempt versus winners. Can make some noise at a price with more of an
BABY BEAR’S SOUP: Improved drastically in his second start off the layoff
with a solid runner-up effort July 15. Not facing much at the current level.
EVENING FORECAST: Appreciated the added distance in her second career
start, finishing third at 21-1. Figures versus similar.
GOOSE AT FIFTY: Nearly stole one at 47-1 odds with a heady ride being
sent to the lead. Tempting to try right back.
I’LL SURVIVE: Last two starts at 13-1 and 25-1 are pretty good. Can build
off fifth and fourth-place finishes; be there.
JANS PARLAY: Began her career versus much better in Southern California at
Santa Anita and has improved with each start since shipping north. Upset bound.
KAISER F J: Three-year-old gelding has opened his account with two runner-up
efforts, including a start at Solano July 13. Graduation day nears.
PATY RAY: Is starting to pick things up a little bit start by start. Have some
patience with this filly, because a big payday could be in the cards.
RUNS ALL KNIGHT: Showed some added life on the stretchout, flashing
speed for six furlongs before fading to fourth at 22-1. Food for thought.
SLEW FLY: Some of her starts are better than they appear to be on paper.
Hated the added distance in latest; can pop on a cutback.
WESTHAVEN: Turf Paradise invader returned from the March layoff ready to run
with a third-place finish. Follow off the claim for new barn.
WORD POWER: Has improved with distance and experience and looked good
earning her diploma in recent outing. Tab at the next level.
4STARSPECIAL: BADGETT’S MANGO: Six-year-old mare looks like a
different animal this season in two starts. Might even get some value here.
LONGSHOT: SHOW ME TAZZ: Old boy is having a hard time keeping up in
those 4 ½-furlong sprints since returning from the shelf. Give some consideration
if they put him in going six.
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