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.

(04/28/19) GREY LADY  (4th) solid works leading up to her debut and she should improve next time out.

(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.

(05/11/19)  OUR ROMANCE (1st) better-than-looked effort as this filly was caught in  tight, checked and steadied but showed some spunk and courage when she  re-rallied late. Follow her back.

(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.

(06/16/19) PALACE PRINCE (2nd) $200,000 OBS public auction purchase is very well built and ran like he wants more distance. Mike Smith gave him the perfect "education" here and we'll look for this son of Palace Malice next time out.

(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.

(06/23/19) AMALFI SUNRISE (4th) filly won her debut like a good thing and looks to have a very bright fure. Follow vs. winners.

(06/23/19) HOLLYWOOD GIRL (10th) solid debut win on the turf, two-turning. This filly could be any kind. Follow off her win.

(07/06/19) SMILING TO EXCESS (3rd) slow into stride and awkward early, made a nice elongated run to reach contention along the inside but tired just a bit late in a much better-than-looked debut run. Tabe back next time.

(07/07/19) TIZ LOVE (1st) bobbled at the break to lose position early, but still fired a bullet while a solid runner-up. Gelding appears to be on the upgrade again and should be given another chance vs. similar next time out.