BetPTC Horses to Watch – November 5, 2014

Trips October 27

Belmont Park

THOMAS HILL (Race 6@BEL, October 19, 2014, 6 furlongs turf, Claiming $40,000) The fourth choice had a less than desirable beginning hitting the side of the gate, then be bounced in between two rivals. Not long after he foud his stride he was then squeezed and jostled between foes. After that he stayed near the rear and when asked to swing out widest of all before entering the stretch he obeyed and began to rally professionally. He put forth an excellent effort and overcame the initial adversity to win.

Golden Gate Fields

BLU JON (Race 6@GG, October 19, 2014, 6 furlongs turf, Claiming $40,000) The favorite was away in last and stayed there until the backstretch, began to advance but was behind a wall for the entire backstretch run. He then made progress on the rail during the turn but swung out to the center before entering the stretch. He then waited for a place to go but eventually had to check while still a long way from the leaders. He swung out once then out again before he had a clear run, closed very fast and finished second by a couple of lengths.

Hawthorne

KEEP ON SHINING (Race 2 @HAW, October 18, 2014, Mile 70 yards, Claiming $15,000) Longshot was a little tardy at the start moved up but checked very slightly before the turn then traveled wide throughout the entire first turn and entered the backstretch widest of all. Advanced to a good position down the backstretch but was still wide and caught wide throughout the entire far turn and entered the stretch about six-seven wide. Gave a game chase and refused to quit, finishing second by only a length.

Keeneland

LEMON DROP PRIZE (Race 3 @KEE, October 18, 2015, Abt. 7 furlongs, MSW) The big long shot was off slowly and then waited for quite a while to run in full stride. Began her rally midway in the far turn and passed all but a pair of rivals and advanced 10 lengths in the third quarter of the race. Went on the win with ease and without breaking a sweat. Sired by a Belmont winner and has a Belmont winner for a broodmare sire. Being looking for two turns for this one.

Woodbine

STRIKE THE MOON (Race 9@ WO, October 19, 2014, 6 furlongs, stakes) Longshot was away in stride but was squeezed and check very, very hard, going all the way to last. She gradually made up ground and traveled very wide the last part of the turn and entered the stretch very wide. Gave a very good effort ot finish sixth but was only about 4 lengths from the winner.

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