Title: Greg Melikov?s Horses to Watch ? Edition 83

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Greg Melikov?s Horses to Watch ? Edition 83

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Aqueduct

Bold Man: Raced eighth early, advanced to fifth more than 5? lengths behind after a half-mile, rallied 3 wide into stretch, made up 5? lengths, and lost by a neck at 6 furlongs on March 30. (Tracked pace 2 lengths behind in third after a half-mile, rallied three wide on turn, losing ground, made up nearly 2? lengths in stretch, and was nosed out at 6 furlongs on April 26.)

Calder

Staria: Steadied at start, checked early, raced more than 5? lengths behind after a half-mile, rallied 4 wide in stretch, made up more than 4 lengths, and lost by a head at a mile on the turf on April 30.

Fortunate Code: Bumped at break, raced 10th early, advanced to fifth 8 lengths behind after a half-mile, swung out for a stretch run, rallied from fourth to make up more than 5? lengths, and lost by a head at 6 furlongs on April 25.

Churchill Downs

Tipperone: Sluggish at start, steadied, trailed by 8 lengths at a half-mile, came off rail very wide for drive, and rallied from sixth to gain second by 2? lengths at 6 furlongs in the slope on April 30.

Hawthorne

Gold Hornet: Broke last, trailed by more than 12? lengths at a half-mile, came five wide into stretch, rallied from fourth to make up more than 2? lengths, and lost by three-quarters of a length at 1 1/16 miles on April 30.

Buster Bailey: Broke from outside post, raced seventh more than 10 lengths behind after a half-mile, came 5 wide into stretch, made up nearly 2? lengths, and was nosed out at 1 1/16 miles on April 22.

Chicago Style: Raced on rail 11 lengths behind in sixth after a half-mile, rallied from fifth in stretch to make up 9 lengths, and lost by a half-length at 6 furlongs on April 9.

Key Storm: Raced fourth early, shuffled back to fifth on turn, steadied behind rivals awaiting racing room along rail, leaving fifth-sixteenths marker, angled out in mid-stretch, closed fast to make up more than 2? lengths, and lost by a length at 6 furlongs on March 4.

Hollywood Park

Lucky Stab: Trailed early, raced 6? lengths behind in sixth after a half-mile, came out wide into stretch, rallied from fourth to make up 3? lengths, and lost by a head at 6? furlongs on April 28.

Midnighter: Chased pace more than 5 lengths behind in eighth after a half-mile, split rivals twice on turn, came out wide, bumping with winner in mid-stretch, made up 2? lengths, and lost by a head at 7 furlongs on April 2 at Santa Anita. (Broke slowly, trailed inside by more than 5 lengths after a half-mile, advanced 4 wide off turn, drifted in a bit in stretch, and gained second by 4? lengths at 7 furlongs on April 27.)

Philadelphia Park

Sans Win: Raced fourth more than 5? lengths behind after a half-mile, rallied in stretch to make up 5 lengths, and gained second by 5? lengths at 6? furlongs on April 23.

Sign Post: Didn?t break alertly, raced sixth early, advanced to fifth more than 6 lengths behind after a half-mile, rallied inside into stretch, closed gamely from fourth to second, making up 2 lengths, and lost by a length at 5? furlongs on April 11.

Imachadancer: Raced sixth more than 3? lengths behind after a half-mile, rallied to fourth in stretch, closed well to make up 5? lengths, and lost by a length at 6 furlongs on a sloppy surface April 8.

Pimlico

Grand Lucenci: Broke last, raced 10th more than 15? lengths behind after a half-mile, shifted out 8 wide in lane, closed willingly from ninth to make up 9 lengths in stretch, and gained place by a neck, running the final quarter of 6 furlongs in 23 seconds on April 30.

Tam I Am: Appeared washy before post-time, raced 7? lengths behind in third after a half-mile, dropped back to fourth after 6 furlongs, angled out very wide in the lane, closed steadily to make up 6 lengths, and lost by a neck at 1 1/16 miles on April 23.

Prairie Meadows

Load?im Up: Pressed pace 1? lengths back in fourth after a half-mile, lost ground on turn, angled to mid-track in stretch, made up 2? lengths, and lost by a neck at 1 1/16 miles on March 31 at Tampa Bay Downs. (Raced third early along rail, dropped back to fourth after a half-mile, lost ground to fifth, awaiting an opening, leaving far turn, and rallied to gain second by a head at a mile and 70 yards on April 27.)

Retama Park

Cinnamon Celebrity: Bumped in stretch, racing fourth, and lost by a head at 330 yards on April 30.

Man With Money: Finished strongly from outside post in fourth to gain second by a head at 330 yards on April 29.

Tampa Bay Downs

Sosella: Raced 12? lengths behind in fifth after a half-mile, angled to rail in upper stretch, made up more than 4? lengths, and lost by a neck at 1 1/16 miles on April 29.

Cimarrona: Raced 5 lengths behind after a half-mile, came 6 wide into stretch, made up nearly 3? lengths, and lost by a neck at 6 furlongs on April 23.

Unreal General: Broke from outside, raced sixth early, dropped back to seventh 2 lengths behind after a half-mile, slipped through along rail, leaving furlong marker, closed fast from sixth to make up more than 5 lengths in stretch, and lost by a head at a mile on the turf April 15.

Dynamic Contour: Raced 6? lengths behind in eighth after a half-mile, blocked through far turn, angled out for clear racing room in upper stretch, swung back inside to make up more than 2 lengths, and lost by a half-length at 1 1/16 miles on the turf April 7.

Mr. Hogan: Broke through gate before start, raced within 2 lengths of leader after a half-mile, rallied down middle of track to gain lead in stretch, caught late, and lost by a length at 6 furlongs on March 19. (Chased winner throughout, couldn?t close gap, but held place by a head at 6 furlongs on April 3.)

El Soprano: Raced 3? lengths behind in fifth after a half-mile, dropped back from sixth to seventh looking for room in upper stretch, closed fast when clear, making up 4 lengths, and lost by a neck at 1 1/16 miles on the turf March 7. (Broke sharply to gain early lead, drew off by 3? lengths in stretch, and won by three-quarters of a length at 1 1/16 miles on the grass April 11.)

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