Horses to Watch

September 10, 2002 8:07 AM
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FAIRPLEX: (Sept 13-29)

LAST KISS: Looked all set to break maiden in last but just got beat by a half. Will make no mistakes in next. Style should suit Fairplex like a glove.

REIGNING STORM: Was bet like a good thing in last but the pressure got him late. Held second in a determined effort. Will wire in next.

BELONGSTOSPEED: Was probably best in last but got trapped and had to wait off heels in midstretch. Once clear, closed to miss by a head. Bet this girl with much confidence in next going long.

VRONSKY: All set to run a smasher. Dig deep and send it in. $$$

CRACKUP: Woke up to run huge. This 2-year-old moving forward. May see in small stakes soon. Like his chances in a big way.

SUSPICIOUS GIRL: Was all over the track in last, plus rider lost whip a sixteenth out. Surged late for the win. Will move up and score again at another good price.

BAY MEADOWS:

Note: Short fields a problem but if able to beat R. Baze can catch some good payoffs in the Pick-3s.

NIKAWA: Had to be checked, but got clear and drew away with ease. Another good effort forthcoming.

DARE TO BE WILD: Was off slow and had no chance to run down the lone speed. Will redeem in next.

I FOR YOU: Was bumped hard and stumbled almost losing his rider just after the start. Somehow recovered and closed resolutely to get up for the win. Just a super effort. Will move up and score. If race didn’t take too much out of him. $$$

JERRAD’S DESIRE: If able to slow things down a little in next, will go wire to wire.

BELMONT PARK:

BRANCUSI: First time starter was bumped hard at the start and was between rivals while three wide. Ran big to finish game for second. Like this guy a lot. Worth a good lay down in next. Should see soon.

AMONITA: Bumped at the start, was rank while being held hard along the inside. Came very wide into the stretch and closed resolutely to get the win. Big race for a horse that hadn’t run for 10 months. Big things in store for this girl.

ARLINGTON PARK:

DUSTY’S TUNE: Was best in last but was caught wide entire trip to lose by a head. Gets the money in next with better trip. Look for mile or longer on the grass.

WOLFNIK: Long shot special is due to run a big one. Look for her at boxcars in next on the turf. $$$

MARVEL: Was big steam in last but couldn’t get there. Worth a good look if price is right.