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BetPTC.com – Horses to Watch – 7/12/16

Horses to Watch – Ed Meyer

Is it just me or is summer going by too fast ? – It seems like we had jackets on last week, and the rain has been plentiful around many parts of the country. I hope the Wagering Gods smile brightly on the remainder of the summer season as the best of what this season has to offer is next on deck. – With that in mind here are some runners who deserve a good look and a nice wager to build that summer bankroll. – Best of luck from your friends at BetPTC.com !


7/9/16 – Race #1 – #5 – 6f on the main

#5 – Bobby on Fleck = Irad Ortiz was the pilot for Chad Brown and these guys do very good work as a team winning (27%). – This first timer was pretty impressive and deserves a good play right back. He came into the race with a resume of bullet works and drew off strongly at the 3/16 th’s pole  to win by six lengths. – He may be a nice play right back moving up the ladder.

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7/9/16 – Race #2 – #6 – 1 mile on the turf

#6 – Eloweasel = Manny Franco’s mount broke open the gate prior to the start and just stood there. – Either the asst. starter gets a raise, or she just wasn’t ready this day. Once the gates broke she was two wide early and ventured out in the six path rounding the far turn. We’ll give her a pass on this one and look for a blockbuster price next out. Think of this as a teaching moment that will pay boxcars !

7/9/16 – Race #7 – #6 – 1 mile on the dirt

#6 – Economic Model = Irad Ortiz and Chad Brown once again and this son of Flatter came in 4/5 ITM travelling over four different tracks. – Ever since the dismal display in the (G-2) Tampa Derby, he has come back to reel off to straight wins. The barn looks to have her figured out and will be pointing to the Spa where he broke his maiden last year. – Good things are coming from this guy.

7/9/16 – Race #10 – #13 – 1 1/4 on the turf

#13 – Coolmore = Jamie Spencer for Aiden O’Brien and this daughter of Galileo hit the side of the starting gate. Once she settle out nicely, she showed very good interest under a strong hand ride. Better days will be coming her way, and I’ll bet dollars to donuts she’ll stay in the states and look for a very sweet summer stake.

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7/9/16 – Race #7 – #10 – 5 1/2f on the dirt

#10 – Jocker Justice = Leandro Goncalves in town to rid the stake and his maiden has shown very good promise. He had a slow beginning and rushed up into contention very quickly. – From his two races, he was DQ’d for bumping rivals in a maiden affair that had him as the odds-on favorite and produced the eventual winner Cake Pop from that race. His race today showed he has the goods, and trying a maiden in the Hoover Stakes is a bold move. – The red-hot barn of Aaron West will have him figured out for the next effort. You may have to build around him in multi-race exotics to find proper value.