Horses to Watch

January 02, 2001 11:43 AM
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GOLDEN GATE

SUCH GOLD — In her first start, this filly encountered a lot of trouble. From the start she was pinched back and then shifted out to race four wide to the stretch but had no closing kick for the finish. Not a bad effort for a first-timer and we look for her to graduate soon.

SEATTLE SOUTH — This one lost all chance at the start when stumbling, but quickly recovered to chase a quick pace to the half and tired. That race should be considered a good workout and with a better start will be able to get home on top.

STRIKE THE CHORD — This one stumbled badly at the start and was extremely slow in recovering to trail the field, however, he made up a lot of ground after the first furlong and was battling for the lead at the half mile pole and continued to duel for the lead into the stretch before gradually giving way at the end. This Cal bred maiden should find the winner’s circle with a better start.

SANTA ANITA

HAPPY GO LUCKY — Was bumped at the start and off slow. Saved ground off the pace down the backside and came out on the turn to race five wide into the stretch and closed well for the show-dough. With a better start, even Ellis Davis will be able to cash a ticket.

ROYAL FACT — This young filly raced wide throughout going four wide in the first turn and three wide down the backside and into the stretch before drifting out in deep stretch causing interference and was disqualified to last. This one has much promise and will reward her owner handsomely.

IN SEASON — This Cal bred broke on top from the outside, but was forced to race three wide down the backstretch and all the way around the turn to the stretch but had nothing left for the finish. With a better post and a little bit of patience, this one will find the winners circle for this awesome jockey-trainer combo.