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;
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.