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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)  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.


(06/16/19) 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.


(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.


(08/17/19) CAMBIER PARC (9th) filly turned in a monster effort in her win in the Del Mar Oaks. Well back, made a five-wide move and outkicked her rivals with a wicked turn of foot the final sixteenth of a mile.Look for the daughter of Medaglia d'Oro to represent her well in the Breeders' Cup.


(08/18/19) MATERA (1st) $1.4 Million dollar yearling purchase needed her debut race and was well educated by jockey Mike Smith. She has the makings of a two-turn type and this gal deserves to be followed.


(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.