Earlier, we highlighted four horses we’d be watching this weekend. In today’s RaceBrief… how’d they do?[su_list icon=”icon: chevron-circle-right”]
- We said that Time Out was “green as a Granny Smith” in his debut but figured to take a step forward in his second start, Saturday at Laurel in maiden company. True? Yes — but not quite a big enough step. Bettors apparently saw what we did, making Time Out, at 3.40-1, the second choice in the race. He ran a much improved race, stalking the pace and having a shot at winning before settling for second. He seems likely to graduate soon.
- Of Kiss On Command, racing Saturday at Charles Town, we opined that her speed and class “plus a top trainer and one of the track’s leading riders, point to value” at a 12-1 morning line. Unfortunately, she was hammered down to just 2.90-1 by post time, making her, too, the second favorite. She had a rugged trip — bumped at the break, steadied on the first turn, wide on the second — and emptied out to finish a distant fifth.
- We thought Golden Glint would give a good accounting of himself at Laurel on Sunday, and, indeed, he did. He chased loose-on-the-lead favorite Going to Market throughout the 1 1/16 mile allowance test, never letting that one get away. On the other hand, he could never reel him in, either, and ultimately settled for second, beaten a length and change while six clear of the rest. He’s another who figures to snag this condition soon.
- We figured that there was “plenty of reason to look for an improved effort” from Que Regalo Sunday at Parx Racing in an allowance tilt. Well, that didn’t work. Close up early, she faded from the scene rounding the turn in the six furlong race and ended up last of the six runners. Meanwhile, Kiss Me Forever drew off to a nearly four-length win.