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Horses to Watch - 10-28-2008

Oct 28, 2008 4:07 PM

HOLLYWOOD PARK

POWEROFVOODOO: Longtime maiden finally got it done under Gomez as she stormed home from last to first in what was a very easy win. These maidens that finally get it seem to always come back and run several more big races in a row. This girl seems to have finally figured it out. Look for her to fly down the lane again going long on the Hollywood grass. $$$$$

BLAME THE WINE: Was last seen running up the track at Hollywood Park back in May. She showed up with jockey Bejarano in the irons and came running late at 8-1. Did finish a clear second over two lengths clear of the third place finisher. Look for the maiden breaker in the very near future.

NOW AND ZEN: First-time starter with the super connections of trainer Mike Mitchell and owner Tommy Town Thoroughbreds. Was bet at the windows and went off at 3-1. He put in a good late run and just did miss the show dough by a head. This one can run and will be hard to beat in second start. $$$$$

BRAVE SUN: Was breaking from post position 12 going 1 1/16. That is no easy feat unless you are running at Keeneland, where it seems the 12 wins almost every race. This guy was hung out the entire race and looked to have a big say only to check off heels into the stretch. It may have cost him the race as he finished fourth and missed all the marbles by less than two lengths. This guy is sitting on a win. He only needs a good post and a clean trip. $$$

DON’T FORGET MUQ: Looked very live in this spot, but broke a little slow from his rail post. He did get through from the inside, but tired late and had to settle for the show dough. This one can run and you will see him going wire to wire at Hollywood.

EISENHEIM: Has some ability and was trying the grass for the first time for trainer John Sadler. He did not take to the green so look for him to be back on the main in his next start. I see him winning at what should be a good price.

THELMA ROSE: This bad luck filly has some run, but just can’t seem to get a break. She got in tight into the turn and could not get in full throttle. She is overdue for the maiden breaker.

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

FRUITFULLY: Just stormed home to break her maiden by some seven lengths at 80 cents on the dollar. She was red-tagged by a sharp outfit and looks like a repeater on the move up.

JAMIE BEN: Flashed good speed in his first try here at 16-1. He rallied at the wire and just did miss by a nostril.

MUQS QUEST: Was trying the grass for the first time and put in a nice late run at 19-1 while making a big wide late move. He has the looks of a turf horse and will be worth a little lay down at what should be another good price.

PASTA TIME: First-time starter ran a better than looked race. It just may be past time for this guy in next start.