Sep 30, 2005
HORSES TO WATCH
By: AMERICAN TURF WATCH
AFLEET NICE: Plenty of excuses for his recent dismal effort in the slop, including
a stumbling start and a March layoff. Seriously consider.
CHRISTIE’S QUEEN: She’s gotten better with every trip to post. Third-place
finishes Aug. 19 and Sept. 25 are signs of good things to come.
ETERNAL LOOK: Seven-year-old really proved he’s in top form by finishing
second in the Whippleton S. at odds of 28-1. Keeps on rolling.
MIRACLE MOON: Is yet to see a fast track in two career starts, but has moved
forward with experience. All systems are a go for next time.
PARISIAN COWBOY: Off the board only once in 12 career starts. Speedster makes
it two straight after a sharp wire-to-wire score Sept. 25.
SAGAMORE: Has gotten pressed throughout in his last two and was able to stay on
for runner-up honors. Graduation day has never been closer.
SIR ALBERT EARL: Finished a distant second when stretched out to 1 1/16 miles
Sept. 26. Merits respect going long or short.
YESJAZ: Outran 18-1 odds in her debut to finish third, beaten 8 ½ lengths. Daughter
of Concerto should appreciate more distance.
4STARSPECIAL: FRANK THE TANK (AUS): Freshened up in July off a dismal 10th,
he has come back in fine fashion, posting two wins and a third from three starts.
Frank the Tank is back!
LONGSHOT: THIRTEEN TREASURES: Liked her going into her latest off a pair of
fifth-place finishes, but lunged at the start and tossed the rider. Sitting on a big effort.
ACROSS THE SKY: Got caught up in pace and stopped in latest, but prior win
suggests gelding is clearly capable of better; don’t count out for winning Cox barn.
BANKER’S HOLIDAY: Showed needed and improved early and overall interest
when third, beaten only a length, in his latest; finally rounding back to form.
C.L. RIB: Bobbled at the break, dropped well behind early, and finished with good
energy to finish second in his latest; proven veteran sitting on another win.
CALLINGFORTHUNDER: Rallied for third in useful career debut, and should only
benefit from conditioning (one mile) and experience (between foes) gained; follow.
GREEN GOBLIN: Raced up close early, dropped back some, then stayed on fairly
well for fifth in crowded debut; note, juvenile colt was asked to stay a mile in
debut, and should improve.
KID RIGO: Made it two straight front-running victories in latest, and even made
jump up in class along the way; 7YO gelding with touch of class keeps on rolling.
RUN TO VICTORY: Never got on track from wide spot when most recently making
his first start since late-July; likely leg stretcher has him set for late season turf tally.
TIDY SUM: Raced wide and passed tired foes, but fourth-place finish in her first
start versus winners is likely a sign of better things to come.
WALLOP: Showed some improvement in latest when circling field on way to
third-place finish; primed for best stuff in third start of current form cycle.
WOODEN STONE: Held sharp recent form when a three-quarter length winner of his
latest start, and was claimed by legendary Leatherbury barn; right back.
4STARSPECIAL: I’M INDY ARMY NOW: Showed improvement when moved to turf
as a fresh face for latest, but couldn’t overcome wide spot en route to fourth-place
finish; next time.
LONGSHOT: TRIPLE PUNCH: Now has a pair of races worth of experience versus
winners and can move forward in form in a hurry; respect winning Jenkins barn.
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