AGOS Horses to Watch – 6/21/16

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Dixie Jewel (6/11/16 – Race #1 – #1 – 1 1/16 dirt) – jockey Robby Albarado in the irons for Grant Forster, and his filly was in tight and forced to steady right about the 1/4 pole.   Sometimes it’s hard to regain your momentum and get back in gear, and she was a bridesmaid on this day. Next out may turn the table for a little payback, especially with a better rider aboard.

Our Stormin Norman (6/11/16 – Race #5 – #1 – 5f dirt) –  Joe Rocco Jr. in the saddle, and he was off slow in the 5f sprint. Going this short knocks away your chances, and you can bet dollars to donuts he’ll be a monster gaining experience from this race.

Sight Reading (6/11/16 – Race #9 – #6 – 1 1/16 turf) –  Robby A in the saddle, and his mount was roughed up a bit heading into the first turn and forced wide at different times of the race.    A maiden break is coming very soon as he regained his composure and made an honest attempt down the lane.

Santa Anita

Magical Touch (SA 6/11/16 – Race #3 – #3 – 6f dirt) –  This filly stumbled badly at the start and regained her composure nicely to finish a solid second place effort.   You may not get the greatest odds so you’ll be forced to find multi-race exotics to get you maximum payoff.

Sugaratmidnight (SA 6/11/16 – Race #6 – #3 – 6f dirt) – Santiago Gonzalez was in the drivers seat and made a very gutsy move splitting runners through a tight spot and rallied up strong for the show spot. They were moving fast and maybe 6 1/2 or 7f may be to his liking.

Stormin Trick (SA 6/11/16 – Race #10 – #10 – 5 1/2f dirt) –  Nothing like looking for a repeat winner, and Joe Talamo did an excellent job sitting as a passenger as his runner grabbed the lead and drew off to the winner’s circle. He looked to have plenty in the tank and repeat effort is not out of the question.

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