Horses to Watch 02 12 2008

February 12, 2008 11:33 PM
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SANTA ANITA

SUCCESS FEE: May have been best in this flat mile dirt race for straight maidens. Was four wide into the first turn, wide on the second turn then and four wide into the stretch. Went five wide on the line and just missed by less than a length in what was a big time try.

HERBIE LOVE: Put in a huge try at better than 28-1. Finished third, beaten a nostril for the place and less than a length for all the marbles. This guy is in tip top condition. A must use in the exotics at what is usually a good price for his low profile connections.

MY MALOOF ROCKER: In from Turf Paradise for underrated trainer Adam Kitchingman Rocker. Put in a big time try and just did miss by the slimmest of margins. This girl is sitting on a winning run in the very near future.

FAMOUS RUBY: Just ran behind My Maloof Rocker in her first start when dismissed at 24-1. She got in tight early on and took back to last. Made a nice late run and finished with interest in a better than looked fourth place finish. If these two come back in the same race it will make a nice exacta.

TIZ A BLEND: Hadn’t been seen since last August at Del Mar. This girl took all the money at the windows. Ran a huge race, while just breezing clear late for an easy win. This one has some big time talent and should move on up and repeat.

TWO TURNS: In one of the worst 25k maiden fields I have seen in a long time in So Cal, this horse was much the best. Got trapped down on the rail and just could not get out until deep stretch. The best he could get was a dead heat for third.

BEHINDATTHEBAR: Stalked the pace inside, but came out leaving the turn and got fanned five wide into the stretch. Cruised to the lead and won going away. Up up and away for this talented colt.

BAY MEADOWS

AWESOME’NCOOL: First-time starter showed high speed at Golden Gate. If able to transfer that form on the Bay, she will be long gone in second start.

JET IRON: In top form and looks like a very good claim for trainer Diaz. This guy should love the Bay Meadows dirt.

BUNDORAN: Looks ready to pop, but just could not get the job done at the Gate. Maybe Bay Meadows will be the answer.

ROARS ROCKETT: Hadn’t been out since last May at the Gate. Never took a dollar at the windows in his comeback, but he did run a nice race. Looks set for a winning run.

KBELLO: First time starter was let go at almost 55-1 and actually ran OK despite his running lines. This one could pop at a huge price in second start at the Bay. Longshot special.

FUNNY PAPERS: Would like to see this guy come back on the grass going long. If so he will be worth a nice wager.

HEMET THOUGHT: Was in from Santa Anita as papa Art sent this one down to son Steve. He was dead on the board, but did put in a late run. Could be ready at the Bay.

TUGGLES OF WAR: This will be a real good claim for trainer Lloyd Mason, who should pop with this guy first time back. $$$

WATCH THIS GAL: Was never too far back in his last. When it looked like she was going to make a big run wound up getting caught behind a wall of horses. Once she found room, the race was over. Jock did not punish her and took hold. Give this girl a big shot to rebound.

LOOK CHILD: Was fanned four wide on the first turn while just off the leaders. Remained a factor while staying wide on the second turn. The wide trip took its toll and she did not go on.