– Horses to Watch – 6/22/15 – Horses to Watch – Ed Meyer

Mother Nature smiled kindly on parts of the nation while others received a dose of rain and thunderstorms. All things considered, any weekend spent watching the races is one worth while. Here are some runners you’ll want to keep an a close watch as they may be worth an extra special wager. – Best of luck !

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Successful Brothers = 6/19/15 / Belmont / Race #3 / #6 – Luis Saez had a miserable trip aboard this colt. Checked repeatedly from the gate break, was wide into the first turn running erratically, and fanned six wide into the stretch run. All things considered, he still finished a solid second, and with a little racing luck he’ll be next in line to get his picture taken.

Neck of the Moon = 6/19/15 / Belmont / Race #7 / #9 – He was squeezed back at the start and was kept in the pocket until the 5/16th’s pole. Irad Ortiz put his mount in the two path and finished up with a good late surge. If you see Ortiz in the irons next out, know he is looking for a little “payback” from a rough trip.

Jamaalaree = 6/20/15 / Belmont / Race #10 / #6 – Jose Ortiz was aboard this mount and received a free sight-seeing trip going wide on both turns. Once he was straight and was only three wide, he settled in nicely and put in a solid closing effort to finish fourth at (6-1).

Gangnam Guy = 6/20/15 / Santa Anita / Race #4 / #4 – Bejarano got to see every part of the downhill course in this race, and still finished up in good order. He spun four wide into the turn, and came flying late in the lane under the strong guidance of one of the best finishing riders. I think Bejarano will have him back off just a bit and come like a house on fire once they cross the dirt on the downhill course.

Tara’s Tango = 6/20/15 / Santa Anita / Race #8 – The Summertime Oaks / #6 – Mike Smith makes few mistakes in the saddle, but was ruffed up being squeezed at the start against a very good Stellar Wind. He was squeezed back and shifted into high gear to press the pace. Once the real running began his filly fought gamely to the wire. It doesn’t take much in the outcome of a race when you’re facing top-notch competition. Give her a clean trip, and she’ll give them fits down the lane.

One for London = 6/20/15 / Churchill Downs / Race #5 / #1 – A compact field of five went to post and he is one worth the wait. Chris Landeros settled his maiden out nicely, and came rolling five wide to be bridesmaid to an impressive Pattitude. Next out should show a quick maturity spurt, and you can bet she’ll be picking em’ up and laying em’ down as they turn for home.

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