Horse to Watch Notebook


The horse(s) listed below have been flagged by our professional horse racing handicappers as horses that must be given special attention in their next starts. 

  • Video tape analysis
  • Bad trips
  • Jockey rides
  • Trainer misplacement
  • Other observations that may have effected their performance.

Horse to Watch List

(04/13/19)  ALWAYS FORGIVEN (4th) slow into stride in his debut, was soundly beaten  but did show some late run interest while edging a rival late for the  show. Worth a look next time race with race under his belt.

(05/04/19)  HARD NOT TO LOVE (2nd) away slowly, got rank and pulled way to leaders,  tried to open up and weakened through stretch in a much  better-than-looked effort. Solid play back.

(05/04/19)  TAGLINE (#5) away a step slowly in debut, awkward early on, found her  best stride around half-mile marker, raced inside only to tire from her  early effort. Daughter of Bellamy Road deserves to be followed down the  road.

(06/16/19) SCORING (2nd) very green and studish in paddock and post parade. Able to turn in a gutty win via DQ by the stews but we saw enough from him here to follow him right back.

(06/23/19) SURVEILLANCE (2nd) closed strongly through the stretch to check, steady and clip heels while stumbling a few strides toward the wire. Colt deserves to be followed next time out.

(07/20/19) SHE'S SO SPECIAL (9th) broke very slowly and awkwardly in debut but finished with courage and galloped out nicely past the finish. Peter Miller trained filly should be given another shot next time out.

(08/21/19) WARRIOR'S MOON (#2) premature move in her initial try two-turning. Will benefit from that experience, we'll give the daughter of Jeranimo another shot vs. similar rivals.

(09/27/19) UNDISTURBED (#8) filly turned in an okay effort two-turning for the first time. Experience will work in her favor next time.

(09/28/19) DONNA VELOCE (#5) rumors of this daughter of Uncle Mo being a runner certainly proved true. This one needs to be followed.

(09/29/19) COMMANDING CHIEF (#2) first time over the lawn and we think she should be followed next time. Okay effort while picking up the show dough. Experience will help her move up next time.

(10/04/19) THE EASY WAY (#4) odds on favorite went to nose at the break and was hopelessly beaten. Not abused by Victor Espinoza and a line should be drawn through this race.

(10/05/19) HUDSON RIVER PARK (#1) broke a step slowly in debut and then hesitated. Far back early on (last) and began a nice run on the turn for home, angled out and finished strongly for show. Galloped out sharp and this gelding should be followed.

(10/06/19) AWESOME ELLA (#7) solid try in debut and finished with something left in the tank. Should improve off this effort and filly needs to be followed.

(10/06/19) YESTERDAYONCEMORE (#4) forced out into the stretch to lose action and her best chance. Wasn't going to hit the board but this was indeed a better-than-looked effort. Follow.