Horses to Watch April 22 ,2008

Apr 22, 2008 7:00 PM


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ANNS PLAN: Was just another winner for the red-hot Rosario, who is riding like he thinks he may be the next Pincay. This girl is very sharp and will repeat on the move up for her new connections if she can transfer her form from Santa Anita to Hollywood.

HALO’S CLEAN SHEET: Hadn’t been seen since her first start at Calder last October. She was well meant in this race, but lost a three-horse scramble at the wire when boxed in.

ROBSCARVIC: Got the jockey change from Espinoza to Rosario, who showed the patience of a saint. He took this guy back to last and made one big move to run them down late for another big win at $42.80.

INCURABLE LOU: Rail post was not the place to be. Had to swing out for room into the stretch and swerved sharply when checking off heels. Got going again once clear and was motoring late to just miss in a top effort. $$$

HOODS UP: Went to the inside which was a bad move by jockey Quinonez. He then had to be taken up and checked hard when no room developed. When taken four wide into the stretch, he could not get going again after the early trouble. I will take a shot with this guy in his next start, but would really wing it with a jockey change. $$$

INDIAN WAY: This Indian Charlie filly looked ready to roll first out of the box, but hopped in a slow start. Came four wide into the stretch (typical Nakatani move) and was flying at the end to just miss the place. This girl will be single material in her second start, especially if Cory is out of town riding. $$$

MR. INN ZONE: Was bumped hard between horses at the start and got in tight. Took back and made a big four wide move. Was flying late, but just did miss in a top effort despite the trouble.

LETSGOBYEBYE: First start since finishing fourth at Del Mar last September. He got bumped at the start and was steadied to be far back. Did make a nice late run and looks set for the maiden breaker with a little longer distance in his next start. $$$

TOTE’S HUMDINGER: Was making what looked to be a winning move, but lost ground on the turn. Absolutely came storming down the lane and just did miss by a nostril. This guy is sitting on the maiden breaker and would love to see a new jock in the irons.

SORCERERS SPELL: Got squeezed at the start and was far back. Lost his best shot, but ran on like a pro to pick up the show dough.

POWER SHIFT: Looked to be making a winning move, but was checked to a halt when blocked and dropped back to seventh. Rallied again and just did miss the show dough by a head. No mistakes for this guy in next start for new trainer Mullins. $$$

ASPEN DIAMOND: Had the worst of it from her rail post in this 6½-furlong turf sprint. This girl will love the 6f turn course at Hollywood and offers a very good betting opportunity. $$$

SUPAH BLITZ: 8yo making his first start since May 2005. The winner of $1.3 million ran a good third off the extended vacation. Could be a bargain for the 32k that trainer Mullins put up for him. Interesting.


CRIMSON STAR: Big time win in maiden breaker. This one looks like a repeater.

RON BOB: Was steadied at the start and taken back to dead last in this 11-horse field. He remained inside and started to make his move up the rail, but lacked room a furlong out. Was checked hard, but got going once room developed. The move was too late and he had to settle for third. $$$

BREAKING RANKS: Was best in here, but dwelt at the start and was far back. He came running late and got up for the place in an amazing try. $$$

FROM ABOVE: Needs longer. If so in next start, take a shot at what will be a big price.

HONOR YOUR WAGER: Will be in the winner’s circle next time out for his new connections of Bone/Pederson.