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BetPTC.com Horses to Watch – 8/19/17

Horses to Watch – Ed Meyer

The racing world was focused on the “Windy City” as the Arlington Million card was chock-full of great betting opportunities. As usual, it did not disappoint for players from all walks as they were treated to some of the best US and Euro runners tossing their hat in the ring trying to etch their name into the history books. – Here are some runners that may have had a tough trip or a good excuse for not finding the winner’s circle. Just follow them back to the races next time out and they may give you a little payback for a lackluster effort. – Best of luck from your friends at BetPTC.com!



Race #7 – Mdn Sp Wt – 7f on the main – #2 – Coal Truth

#2 – Coal Truth = Javier Castellano aboard for trainer Chad Brown this day. They were sent off the odds-on favorite and hit the side of the stall upon leaving the starting gate. After grabbing his mount and getting back on course he was forced 6 wide at the top of the stretch and was running strong late in the lane.

Race #9 – Allowance Optional Claiming – 6f on the main – #9 – Cerro

#9 – Cerro = John Velasquez aboard for trainer Bruce Levine. They were 3-4 wide going into the first turn and were sent off the post time favorite at race time. – This is one of the best gambler’s move to come right back and make repeat play.


Arlington Park

Race#7 – G1 Secretariat – 1 1/4 on the turf – #6 – Taj Mahal

#6 – Taj Mahal = Ryan Moore made the trip across the pond for trainer Aidan O’Brien. He rated well and moved into the 2 path around the 1st turn. Continued to rate and was forced to swing out 6 wide making a strong late rally being forced to settle for 2nd money this day.

Race #8 – Bruce D Memorial – 1 mile on the AW – #10 – Society Beau

#10 Society Beau = James Graham had the call for trainer Neil Howard and was far back in the field shortly after the start. His efforts weaved through traffic and uncorked a strong late rally making this race a to follow right back to the windows for good things to come.

Race #9 – G3 American St. Leger – 1 11/16 on the turf – #8 Bullards Alley

#8 – Bullards Alley = Irad Ortiz aboard for trainer Tim Glyshaw. All reports had this runner looking great coming into the race and was forced wide around every turn in the race. He was forced to check at the 5/8th’s and appeared to call it a day after a taxing trip. – You can bet dollars to donuts you’ll see a much better effort next up.

Race #10 – G1 Beverly D – 1 3/16 on the turf – #5 – Grand Jete

#5 – Grand Jete = Joel Rosario in the saddle for trainer Chad Brown. He rated well from the start and tried to kick out for clear sailing being forced to wait until the 1/8th pole where he finished up with a very strong late run. – This race is a sign of very good things to come.


Belterra Park


Race #8 – Claiming – 6f on the main – #3 – Dancing Ava

#3 – Dancing Ava = Perry Ouzts in the irons for trainer Larry Smith where they win (21%) as a team. He broke slowly from the gate and made a very strong late rally up the rail settling to be the bridesmaid this day.


BetPTC.com Horses to Watch – 6/20/17

Horses to Watch – Ed Meyer

All eyes were on Churchill Downs this past Saturday. – Stephen Foster Day under the lights made for a one-of-a-kind show. McCracken returned stong and mature, and if you didn’t enjoy Gun Runner’s romp winning by the largest margin in stakes history. You may want to check your pulse. – Memorial Day, Mother’s Day and now Father’s Day is in the books. That only means one thing. Real summer racing is ready to begin ! – Keep your eyes peeled for these runners who have a good excuse. They’ll return to the races and reward those who back them.  Best of luck from your friends at BetPTC.com !


Santa Anita

Race #6 – #2 – Pacific Wind – G-2 Honeymoon – 1 1/8 on the turf

A very nice daughter of Curlin who won at first asking over the SA turf. She has the look of a good stalker and hails from the barn of Peter Eurton (21%). This was her first start off a brief freshening and stepped up in class. She has hooked the winner the winner Sir Cat Sally twice, and was a troubled third both times. – She has a good late kick but we didn’t get a chance to see it as she was forced to steady off heels into the turn. Once she got it together she made a solid run for the show dough.

Race #9 – #3 – It Tiz Well – G-2 Summertime Oaks – 1 1/16

Mike Smith teamed up with Jerry Hollendorfer, and they know the way to the winner’s circle. She has faced some tough gals, and was (2-1) against the Kentucky Oaks winner Abel Tasman in the G-1 SA Oaks. She was forced to steady in the first turn, and again when she turned for home and tried to squeeze up the inside. – Toss this race, but you’ll have to use her in multi-race exotics to get the value you deserve.


Belterra Park

Race #1 – #6 – Cap’s Tale – 5f on the turf

It was his 3rd start off the layoff shipping in from Churchill Downs. This son of Tale of the Cat was stepping up in class and cutting back in distance. The turf rail was out 18 feet, and he managed a stout closing effort where speed rules the day. “Pede” Prentice split runners gaining quickly and is sure to bring the same game and more next time.

Race #4 – #9 – Sacred Promise – 1 mile on the turf

This son of Super Saver was making his first start on the turf for trainer Kellyn Gorder. He has travelled to Indiana, Turfway, Mahoning Valley and now Belterra. – He broke slowly at the break and circled six wide on a turf course that had the rail set 18 feet out. – I wouldn’t rule out another jump in class, and with a little cleaner trip he’ll give them fits.

Race #5 – #3 — Backsplash – 1 mile on the main track

Perry Ouzts aboard the Cleveland invader who left Thistledown off a win. She is a gamer who likes to run late and ready to ply her trade at Belterra. She bobbled at the start and looked awkward for most of the race. Once she got in gear, she managed a 5 wide run to be a bridesmaid this day. She is one to play right back no matter where she runs.

BetPTC.com – Horses to Watch – 8/10

by Ed Meyer for BetPTC.com

New York racing has a showcase of talent that just keeps getting better and better. Saratoga is putting on a show this summer that has me scratching my head to remember when there has been such action. – Maybe its Triple Crown fever, or the end of summer battles heating up, or maybe it’s the Breeders’ Cup setting up shop at Keeneland for one of the best racing experiences of a lifetime. – This handicapper has been chomping at the bit, and every day is like Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one. – I guess you get the picture as this has been a summer to remember. With that in mind here are some runners who caught my eye and require a wager next time out. – Best of luck !

Gulfstream Park – 8/7/15 – Race #3 – #3   7f on the main track

Princess Malia = Eddie Castro had his mount along the rail in a perfect striking spot. She lacked room at the 1/4 pole, and was hard held until the 1/8th pole where he was finally able to allow his mount to take flight. She split foes gamely and came flying for the show money. – If a cleaner trip is in the cards, she’ll make them like it down the lane next out.

Del Mar – 8/7/15 – Race #2 – #6 – 1 mile on the main track

Big Brown Rosie = Rafael Bejarano had to tap on the brakes more than mid-town traffic in Los Angeles. There was a series of being steadied, lacking a clear path, and being restrained that makes me want to toss this race out completely and look for next race. She’ll have plenty in the tank after this terrible trip.

Belterra Park – 8/8/15 – Race #3 – #1 – 5 1/2f on the main track.

Takemetohollywood = Perry Ouzts for the Bill Connelly barn usually equals good things. This pure white Thoroughbred was no exception. Ouzts saved ground, and began a stretch run that was sure to catch your eye. He was bested by a head down the lane, and ran a winner’s race finishing a tough second. This race showed a great deal of heart, and the connections are worth a play every time they come to the paddock together. Perry’s wife Toni works for Team Connelly, and they work together as a well oiled machine. This is a play back for many reasons, and for a trainer who quietly owns 1,000 career wins. I’ll bet early and often next out.

Saratoga – 8/8/15 – Race #3 – #4 – 6f on the main track

Economic Model = Irad Ortiz in the irons for Chad Brown is starting to look like money in the bank. This two-year-old hit the gate at the break and settled out nicely. Usually a baby calls it a day after a battle in the starting gate, but the maturity to settle down and get back to business is a very good sign. The rider gave his mount the “cue” to run, and was tipped off the rail for clear sailing. Down the lane was a strong hand ride and a trip to the winner’s circle. – Bet this one right back climbing up the ladder. This baby has the look of good things to come.

Saratoga – 8/8/15 – Race #6 – #9 – 7F on the main track.

Havana = Cornelio Velasquez stalked a perfect trip after being bumped around at the start. He got his mount to relax and get into the bit. It was at this time he was forced to alter course in deep stretch as Juba (the pace setter) was in a bumping match with eventual winner Takajo. With a little cleaner trip, you can follow this one right back as Todd Pletcher will have this runner ready to roll.

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