Greg Melikov’s Horses to Watch

by Greg Melikov

posted on November 3, 2010 in Free Picks and Tips, General Discussion, Handicapping | 1 Comment >>

ChecklistHorses worth watching, a list of runners compiled by handicapper/turf writer Greg Melikov, should do well next time out. These thoroughbreds won five times, ran second six times and finished third once since Sept. 18. They’re worth considering when developing your wagering strategy for online betting or at your favorite track.

Calder

Duchess of Doom: Raced fifth more than six lengths behind after a half-mile, advanced four wide to fourth on far turn, checked at top of the stretch, closed well to make up more than 3 ¼ lengths and finished third beaten a nose and a neck at a mile and 70 yards on Oct. 23.

He’s Alright: Raced sixth early, dropped to seventh more than six lengths behind in seventh after a half-mile, came four wide into stretch and rallied from fifth to gain second by a length at seven furlongs on the turf Oct. 21.

Hawthorne

Abounding Attitude: Raced fifth between rivals more than 7 ½ lengths behind after a half-mile, angled five wide in upper stretch, rallied to make up more than 4 ¼ lengths and finished second beaten three-quarters of a length at 6 ½ furlongs on Oct. 16.

Laurel Park

Masterofcharm: Raced ninth and last more than 5 ¼ lengths behind after a half-mile, angled out six wide for the drive, closed strongly making up 5 ¼ lengths in the stretch and finished second beaten three-quarters of a length at 5 ½ furlongs on Oct. 23.

Monmouth Park

Auto City: Stumbled badly at start, steadied at five-furlong marker, advanced to second after a half-mile, lost a bit of ground dropping to third in stretch and battled gamely to the wire finishing second beaten a head at six furlongs on Oct. 24.

Jacob’s Run: Raced 11th and last early, advanced to 10th more than 5 ½ lengths behind after a half-mile, came wide into stretch, rallied from fourth to make up 3 ½ lengths and finished second beaten a neck at six furlongs on Oct. 17; ran final quarter in 24 1/5.

Philadelphia Park (Parx Racing)

Court of Nine: Broke slowly, raced more than 10 ½ lengths behind in sixth after a half-mile, saved ground, split rivals in stretch, closed fast to make up six lengths and finished second beaten a neck at six furlongs on Oct. 19.

Suffolk Downs

Nebula: Bumped after the break, raced seven lengths behind in fourth after a half-mile, rallied to make up 3 ¼ lengths in stretch and gained second by a nose at six furlongs on Oct. 18.

Turf Paradise

Cat’s Gold: Raced more than seven lengths behind in seventh after a half-mile, closed well in stretch to make up more than 2 ½ lengths and gained second by a nose at 5 ½ furlongs on Oct. 18.

Woodbine

Silver Pizzazz: Raced more than 3 ½ lengths behind in sixth after a half-mile, angled off rail three wide on turn, rallied to make up three lengths in stretch and finished second beaten a neck at 6 ½ furlongs on Oct. 20; ran final quarter in 24 2/5.

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