Horses to Watch - 12-09-2008

Dec 9, 2008 5:03 PM
Horse Racing Betting Tips by Richard Saber |

HOLLYWOOD PARK

THREAT: Was well regarded early on but never lived up to her potential. When dropped to the bottom of the maiden claiming ranks, she looked like a superstar against this easy crew. She motored home by almost nine lengths. There were no claims so her connections may have gotten away with one here. Look for the move up and another score. $$$

BOULE D’OR: Ex-class horse was being dropped like a hot potato by trainer Jeff Mullins, but did show a new style. After usually battling on the front end, he was taken off the pace and blew by the field with a lot left at the wire. This could have been another poker play as there were no claims. Mullins and Bone pulled one off here. If this guy is moved up in his next start, dig deep and send it in. $$$$$

VOODOO’S RUN: Was stuck down on the rail in this 6f sprint. He had to be steadied when in tight, but got going once clear and took the show dough. This guy can run and will get there next time out with a better post.

SHELBYDELL: Was last seen running in a small stakes at Turf Paradise. She showed up here in the Jeff Mullins barn and just blitzed the field going wire to wire with ease. This girl is blessed with high speed and may be able to wire them again.

GINOBILI: Was scratched the previous day for this 6f turf sprint. He looked to be making a winning move while down on the rail, but had no place to go. He was blocked off heels, swung out and split horses to finish strong for the place. $$$

CRAZY TRICIA: Was five-wide into the first turn. Continued outside the entire trip, but could not get to the lone speed. Still it was a very game effort. This girl is sitting on the maiden breaker in the very near future. $$$$$

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

MAGNIFICENT BLEND: Chased the pace to the turn then made a quick three-wide move. Shifted out and made a quick burst to leave the field in what was an eye-catching move. Look for this one to show up in a starter allowance race in his next start.

SMOOCHER: Raced unhurried to the first turn when looking to make his move, but was steadied sharply to avoid a fallen rider. He quickly regained his momentum, moved to the inside and blew them away down the lane. Look for this past classer to move on up the ladder.

PREMIER DIABLE: Was outrun badly in the early stages and looked hopelessly beaten. Came four-wide on the turn, split rivals and won going away in Silky Sullivan-type move.