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Jul 18, 2003

Horses to Watch



BEAUTIFUL BEAU: Now has two starts off the layoff under her belt. Relies on

back class to get it done.

BOOK CLUB: Didn’t take to the added distance in his second start against winners.

Look for some value at the $10k claiming level.

CALL ME LIGHTNING: Draw a line through his last start which was on the turf. Model

of consistency bounces back on the main track.

CAN’T YOU SEE: Best efforts have come at one mile or longer. Ignore the dismal record;

this mare can pull it off.

CHARLESTON SPRINGS: Capote filly has really found herself since shipping into Monmouth.

Capable in sprints and routes.

CHRISTOPHER A: Didn’t respond well to the stretch out to 1 1/16 miles over the muddy going.

Tab against maiden claimers on the cut back.

CROSSING CREEK: Since they’ve stretched this one out in distance, he’s won two races by a

combined 12 ¼ lengths. Can’t argue with that.

GOLD CASE PLEASURE: Has gotten claimed in six of his last eight starts, including two bang-up

consecutive second place finishes. A major player.

HURRICANE HUNTER: Love the effort in his debut. Broke from the one hole, set a pressured

pace and held second. Juvenile is all set.

IN HAND: Found himself over his head in the GIII Long Branch Breeders’ Cup. Very playable

versus allowance company next time out.

LOST IN THE MUSIC: Keeps on moving forward with each start. Jersey-bred is bound for the circle;

be there.

RIVER MONSTER: Moving in the right direction and did encounter some trouble in latest effort.

Graduation day is set.

SHIFT KEY: Keeps turning in decent efforts at prices over wet tracks. Keys a nice one; make

sure your there for it.

TENTENTWOTWENTY: Shipped in from Gulfstream off since Apr. 20 for his local debut and won

impressively. Right back at the next level.

WHAT A RACKET: Winless this year, but has turned in three consecutive second-place finishes

versus nickel claimers. Veteran gelding belongs on your exotic tickets.

YARNELL HILL: She’s been in the mix in each of her four starts this season. Won’t be facing any

champions at the current level.


4PSPECIAL: MAGUS D’ OR: Turned in a game score last out after getting hooked

and cooked in his previous start. Mark Shuman has this gelding primed.

LONGSHOT: BARNEY SMITH: Finished a well-beaten fourth last time at 22-1. If he can run

back to his 2002 form, the possibilities are endless.





CODY LIGHT: Was willing, but second-best in latest; consistent check-getter likely to hold sharp

form and remains worth using in gimmicks.

FREDDY REYMARCO: Battled gamely with pacemaking winner through stretch of latest, but came

up second-best at odds-on; atones versus similar $5K-tag set.

ILHA AZUL: Went very well from forward wide spot to finish a strong second in first start since April ’02;

veteran mare set for big summer for winning barn.

LUCKY DICE: Improves with every start, including latest, in which he went well for second when tried

at NW2X allowance ranks for the first time; stay on board.

MECKE’S MONEY: Dueled and tired when making local debut by way of Tampa in first start since early-May;

improves, with turf an intriguing option now.

PRINCESS ATTITUDE: Dueled and tired when trying one mile in her first start beyond six furlongs; by sprint sire,

but she’ll benefit from experience regardless of return trip.

REDDING WOODS: Rebounded from June 7 "eased" line to win in impressive fashion July 12; appears to

have upward mobility right now.

SILVER DYNASTY: Went well for third in local return on turf sprint scene when returning from yet another

brief break; quick return proves key now.

SKIPTEASER: Dropped in for appropriate $12,5K-tag most recently, but was hung wide forcing the pace before

tiring; next time, a clear early shake does wonders.

WEEPECKET: Hadn’t been on turf in a while, but showed that remains an option in latest placing in which she

was off slowly, moved wide, and held gamely.


4PSPECIAL: WORLDLY CHARM: Got back to turf in return from brief freshening, and can improve

upon chase/fade start versus similar claiming company.

LONGSHOT: MAXIMUM REWARD: Broke slow and had tough spot to deal with from post 10 when finishing

seventh in allowance sprint; claiming spot does trick.

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