Thursday Horses to Watch Alert List 02-26-09

Feb 26, 2009 5:19 PM
by Richard Saber |

SANTA ANITA

Race 5 - #2 Haughty Topper - First-time starter showed keen early foot while forcing the pace. Then the jock took hold and dropped him back. He rallied from between horses and finished willingly for the place. This one looked great on the track and will be very hard to beat in second start. $$$$$

Race 7 - #2 Slam Dunk - Euro invader was making his first start in the States. Jockey Rafael Bejarano had him all over the track and just did miss the place. There looks to be some ability here. He’s one to watch in his next start.

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#5 Patch of Blue - Hadn’t been seen since September 2007, but was a real good horse back then and looked super on the track today. He came from dead last at the top of the lane and stormed down the stretch to lose by less than two lengths. Prep for longer distances. This guy can run and will be a force in the future.

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

Race 8 - #4 Irish Harmony - Was exiting our HTW list and just destroyed this bunch. This guy seems to have found himself and could be able to move up and beat winners.