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Horse to Watch Notebook

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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)  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.


(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.


(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.


(10/19) 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.


(10/13/19) STICK UP (#2) first time turf sprinting and filly looked totally out of sorts under Martina Garcia. Hope to see her returned to the dirt but another try over the turf now with experience may yield better results.


(10/25/19) KATLA (#5) sneaky looking first-timer caught our eye in the a.m. but filly wanted no part of the afternoon in debut. Broke inward and ducked in sharrply at the start, went into temporary rail to dump rider Diaz. Filly will need some work at the gate but we'll give her another shot next time.


(11/19/19) SHADES OF VICTORY (1st) premature move and came into stretch 5-6 wide. Lost punch through stretch and should be given another look next time.


(11/24/19) FLOWER POINT (#3) filly got rolling too late and was finishing best of all inside of rivals. Galloped out strongly past the wire and daughter of Point of Entry must be given a look right back for the John Sadler stable.


(12/06/19) KRISTI'S TIGER (2nd) looked good winning her debut race with a rail skimming rally late. Good looking, "mature" win for a two-year-old and we'll follow her off this winning debut.


(12/07/19) SPEED PASS (5th) found another gear late to break maiden in second career start. Seemed to have much left in the tank. Follow.


(12/07/19) THOUSAND WORDS (4th) remains undefeated at 2 for 2 and son of Pioneerof the Nile looks to have a very bright future ahead of him off this score. Quality colt that will be facing stakes company next.


(12/08/19) SEA OF LIBERTY (5th) ran poorly in his return race after a slow break and then never really looking comfortable. We are going to draw a line through this race and give him another look next time for the Sadler stable.


(12/08/19) AZUL COAST (3rd) overcame trouble to win impressively in his two-turn maiden debut. Saw enough here that with a touch of improvement the son of Super Saver could very well be a useful sort. Follow.