Sep 16, 2005
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF CLUB
BASILIDES: It looks like he’s found a home on the turf after finishing second
Aug. 13 and fourth Sept. 9. Isn’t far away from a maiden victory.
CLUB HOPPER: Pulled off the upset at 10-1 in her debut and figures awfully
dangerous off the Norman Pointer claim. Hop on it!
DIPLOMAT CUP (ARG): Has run two sneaky good races in a row without
hitting the board. Builds off fifth and fourth-place showings.
HEAVENLY REWARD TO: Up against better at $16k and ran fourth that day
after dueling for a half mile. Wires ‘em if put back at the $10k level.
NICE ALEX: Showed improved speed in his second career start when dropped in
for a tag. Further improvement as well as a generous price are expected.
RUBY DO: Has speed to spare and has brought home paychecks in each of his
three starts since getting claimed June 12. Never looks back.
SOLDIER GUARD: Still not throwing in the towel on this guy after three
disappointing efforts. Remember that this William White trainee went off at 9-5 in
debut; gets one more chance.
SQUIRE PHILIP: Placed second, missing only by a head in his debut against
maiden claimers, then finished a respectable third versus maiden special weights
last out. An obvious threat.
STACK BABY: Ran well to finish fourth last time, considering she hit the gate and
was taken up shortly thereafter. Right back on the sod.
4STARSPECIAL: TALE OF FREEDOM: Broke through in her third career start and
has added a second-place finish and a victory since. Will be tough to beat.
LONGSHOT: ATYLIA: Encountered some trouble in her last two, getting bumped at
the start July 25 and steadying on the first turn Sept. 9. Take a shot.
CALL ME BOBBY: Rated and rallied to draw out to conclusive victory in latest;
gelding took 29 starts to win maiden but is capable of third straight win next time.
CLOD’S CRYPTO: Has shown improved early and overall interest of late, and sharp
gelding can still offer tote value going forward; stay on board.
CYPRESS STAR: Gave chase and continued in relatively even fashion when asked to
tackle a route trip for first time in his career most recently; experience helps.
G.W.’S DEPUTY: Turned in a nice third-place finish when making just his second
start since March; 7YO veteran is all set for best.
MOON OVER MIAMI: Held sharp form when second in latest, and can do even better
than what amounted to a loss at odds-on; barn hitting at nice clip this year.
SANDY MOMENT: Showed improved early speed and staying power when on the pace
throughout latest maiden tally; right back in reasonable spot.
UNCLE TOODIE: Rated and rallied to lead only to settle for third in blanket finish
most recently; turf stepped him up, so expect more forward progress.
WINCRAFT: Rallied from wide spot to finish a close second in latest, and continues to
improve from race to race of late; overdue for top prize.
4STARSPECIAL: FASTSWEETTOWNGIRL: Returned to main track for latest and battled
on pace only to fade in first start off claim by trainer Cascio; clearly capable of much more.
LONGSHOT: LEE LEE: Overcame rocky gate getaway to middle move and then faded to
sixth in latest; one to watch off claim by trainer Whited.
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