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Closer Looks: Saratoga August 16, 2013


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Race 1

Gentle Jim
There are some stamina issue but at least he got a feel of the surface; he brings contending speed and just may be the speed of the speed as Rosario hired; there is no grass success in the family but kin Cluster of Stars took a G2 and banked nearly $300K; look out.
Patti's Zip
Keen to run in last, back with state-breds; 2 for 6 dam earned nearly $50K, never turfed; this is her first to race; could see him sitting a nice stalk and pounce trip; may need a few more races to get into shape.
Poppy's Watching
At least he kept this feet moving in the am since the last effort; there are several winners in the tree, none were much stock; can't fault those that figure it's this guy and the rail to fight it out for all the money.
A repeated loser for a tag, lack of speed is a concern but he did pass some tired horses in last; best with a hot pace to set up the kick and not sure there is enough speed to make a duel occur today; look for him in the late stages if at all.
Hooked Forever
Hook and Ladder 1 for 92 with first-time turfers; sire took only start at 2, took multiple Graded stakes, banked nearly $400K, never turfed; dam took one route, never turfed; both siblings won, the one that tried grass was out of the money once on turf; top earner banked nearly $160K; only beaten a length and a half in last and the show horse graduated here 8/1 at this level with a 70 Beyer; a slice may be the ceiling.
Troubled three back but just too late in the last pair; the last time he cut back, he made the lead but caved in badly; when this guys folds up his tent, he really folds it up; passing.
Wide in last pair, he has Shady to deal with among others; backers can point to the fact there is a double turf winner in the clan that banked over $100K; the hotter the pace the better for this guy.
This is a very tough sell since he has never been in the money; has a lot of work to do to match the top kin who cashed thrice on grass and banked over $100K; hard to build a positive case for victory.
Raglin River
Hot claim box item has to prove he belongs in this league; place horse in GP finale took a maiden $12.5K seller there next out, lost 6 in a row; dam won 4 times, banked nearly $175K, was third in best turf effort; 2 of 3 sibs won in the minor leagues; the one that tried grass was 0 for 3 on turf; the 2/16 winner won 2 $20K claimers since, the last with a 67 Beyer; interesting.

Race 2

Margaret Ownzit
7K RNA yrlng; sire 6% 2yo FTS; dam won sprint (72K, 0-2 at 2) with 1 wnnr/1 rnnr (0-1 with 2yos, 1-1 sprint); dam 1/2 multiple SP Saratoga Lulaby (330K, 1-8 at 2, 1-13 sprint); barn 5-10, $8.18 pst 5 yrs 2yo FTS SMSW dirt sprint (2-4, $8.12 Spa); 6 works match entrymate; 7/29 work matches Blue Creek (6th AN1X 70 Beyer PRX 8/3); interesting.
Artemis Agrotera
3/4 route SP Time Squared (100K, 0-1 at 2), SP 2yo Submerge (64K, 1-4 sprint) by 10% 2yo FTS; dam route SW (283K, 1-3 at 2) with 3 wnnrs/5 rnnrs (1-5 with 2yos, 1-3 sprinters); dam full G1 route SW Stephen Got Even (1.0M, 0-1 at 2, 0-1 sprint), barn 1-3 (33%, $4.06 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS SMSW dirt sprint Spa); must respect barn.
Don't Blame Her
Sire 15-178 (8%) 2yo FTS; placed dam (43K, 0-5 sprint) has 2 winners from 2 runners (0-1 with 2yos, 2-2 with sprinters); dam 1/2 multiple SW sprinter Pas by Pas (86K, 2-2 at 2, 3-4 sprint), SW Bay Barrister (102K, 3-11 sprint), SW sprinter Go to the Ink (201K, 4-8 sprint); this is barn's 1st debut runner; 7/26 work match Key Decision (8th SMSW turf 41 Beyer 8/4)
1/2 SP 2yo Always for You (43K, 1-6 sprint) by 13% 2yo FTS; multiple SP dam (95K, 1-1 at 2, 1-10 sprint) has 5 wnnrs/5 rnnrs (1-3 with 2yos, 4-5 sprint); dam 1/2 SW 2yo sprint Shesastonecoldfox (216K, won debut); barn 0-13 pst 5 yrs 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint; 2 works match Uncommon Grounds (64 Beyer); 8/9 work match Aspree (Thurs. R5)
Sassy Salsa
62K yearling; sire 18-131 (14%) 2yo FTS; dam turf winner (25K) with 1 winner from 1 runner; dam 1/2 G3 turf SP Irtahal (England), multiple SW Karis Makaw (159K, 0-1 at 2, 2-8 sprint), multiple SW Nationhood (181K, 6-17 sprint); barn 0-2 past 5 years 2yo FTS.
Star Grazing
1/2 SP Stolen Star (210K, 1-2 at 2, 0-5 sprint), SW Friend Or Foe (349K, 3-3 sprint) by 16% 2yo FTS; multiple SP dam (91K, 0-1 at 2, 1-6 sprint) has 4 wnnrs/5 rnnrs (2-4 with 2yos, 2-4 sprinters); dam 1/2 SW Silver Haze (294K, 2-7 at 2, 1-4 sprint), barn 1-4, $5.65 pst 5 yrs 2yo FTS SMSW dirt sprint Spa; 7/10 work match Knockher Off (71 Beyer); contender.
Sire 3-17 (18%) 2yo FTS; dam placed sprinting (11K, 0-1 at 2, 0-6 sprint) with 0 winners from 1 runner (0-1 with 2yos, 0-1 sprint); dam 1/2 route SP Rubles (96K, 1-6 at 2, 1-9 sprint), multiple SP Olive Flu (185K, 0-1 at 2, 2-8 sprint), SW Flag Pin (97K, 1-2 sprint); barn 5-10, $8.18 pst 5 yrs 2yo FTS NYB MSW dirt sprint (2-4, $8.12 Spa); 6 works match mate.
Noon Time Shower
1/2 SP 2yo Cool Rain Falling (158K, won debut, 10-88 sprint), SW Perfect Shower (419K, 0-5 at 2) by G3 sprint SW (354K, 1-2 at 2, 0-3 FTS); SW sprint dam (204K, 0-2 at 2) has 5 wnnrs/6 rnnrs (3-5 with 2yos, 1 FTS wnnr, 4-5 sprint); barn 13%, $0.56 pst 5 yrs 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprnt; 10 works match Bossanova Lady (1st FTS MSW 52 Beyer FL 8/10)
Freud's Sunset
Sire 23-189 (12%) 2yo FTS; dam won sprint at 2 (1-3 at 2, 1-3 sprint) with 3 winners from 3 runners (0-3 with 2yos, 2-3 with sprinters); female family multiple SP Battle Creek (144K, 0-2 at 2, 6-16 sprint); barn 1-13 (8%, $0.72 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS SMSW dirt sprint Spa.

Race 3

Rattled off nothing but strong outings for a year and a half, so it's a tad worrisome that after 6-plus weeks on the bench she came back to be a bit dull in another NY-bred stakes here July 19; in her defense, she was not only dealing with a layoff but had a very troubled trip in the lane; still, she was a beaten horse by the time that trouble mounted; at least there's no panicky drop by Brown and she's worked nicely twice since but she's got to deal with some very tough customers so she needs to be all the way back on her game if she's to win this.
Game win on the sod at BEL June 26, a win that looks even better when you note it was her first start in 7 months; however, she was then no factor in the lane in the On the Bus here July 19; yes, she had trouble, but as with the gal to her left she ws already beaten when that trouble came upon her; also, she's finished behind a number of these a number of times so could it be these waters remain just a smidge too deep, hmmmm?
Inimitable Romanee
Hasn't won since July 4 2012 but she's been knocking on the door of late with 3 fine outings vs. similar including a nice 2nd in the On the Bus here July 19 where she beat a few of today's foes; also gave Shakeira fits in the Mt. Vernon at BEL the race prior; has versatility to give Prado options and while it's been a while since that last win you could make a case she's actually in the best form of her life these days.
G1 SW is no doubt the one to beat; nice to see the way she's come back after a near-career-ending injury in the G1 Matriarch at BHP last fall; romped over similar at BEL May 5 and was then a sharp 2nd in the G3 Eatontown at MTH June 29, not far behind a gal (Laughing) who came right back to win the G2 New York; figures in the thick of it from the start and it doesn't hurt either that she's a perfect 2 for 2 here.
Sally's Dream
Have to like the way she's progressing; goes for a 3rd straight win after a big win over open foes at BEL July 12 and a game tally here Aug. 7; speed to be in it from the start and could be she's got things figured out and has turned the corner; even so, she's facing some tough, tough customers here but could be she's developed to the point she's no fish out of water vs. this kind.
Love Stanza Chance
Game tally on the BEL inner sod July 13; that being said, she's finished behind a number of these a number of times - and the worst part is that hasn't included the 2 big favorites here, Dayatthespa and Shakeira; first time trying stakes and while she's perked up of late she likely still needs a significant move forward to have any sort of shot.

Race 4

Delany Road
Steady breeze pattern for this newcomer, daughter of More Than Ready who won the G1 King's Bishop and 1.02 million (whose offspring have won 83 out of 657 debuts); the dam won 4 of 24 and 285K; among the winning siblings is 70K earner E Street Shuffle.
Achieved a personal best Beyer in the last placing and did improve significantly in the latest a.m. move at five-eighths; makes difficult leap to special weight class, however; there are conflicting signals for this comeback bid.
All kinds of trouble in the latest run over the turf but she was still good enough to earn minor spoils; she unleashed a very strong run 2 races back and if able to recapture that performance level, will prove mighty tough here.
Beginner hails from Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown who banked 3.61 million and whose progeny have won 11 out of 52 initial starts; the dam was a G1 winner who notched 459K; sib to 33K earner Clarke Lane.
Turned in a remote placing first time out at Monmouth; her sire won multiple G1s on the NYRA circuit and 1.57 million in total; the dam went zero for 9; winning siblings include Belmont Stakes winner Summer Bird who amassed 2.32 million.
Fevered Kiss
Pressed a fierce pace in her last assignment over the lawn and was compromised by the widest post to boot; her sire won 337K including G1 success; the dam won multiple G1s and 1.45 million; winning siblings include 42K winner Feverish Flight.
Laguna Girl
Over a fast track, today's expected surface, she has finished second every time and was dead game in that last venture; experience when breaking from an outermost slot and expert rider are obvious plus factors but she will be overbet once again.

Race 5

Both of her turf starts can be viewed in a favorable light, but she does need to step it up along the Beyer Speed Figure scale in order to come out on top in this event, and she hasn't been shy about settling for runner-up finishes; add in a tricky rail post, and she appears to be in a tough spot; 3rd finisher from latest won next out at ElP on 7/19 going 1m vs. MSW rivals with a 69 Beyer.
Interesting to see Rosario aboard another in here, but thought that this miss ran well from the rail post at this trip in her turf debut in her latest outing, and after getting bumped at the start, she found herself racing in tight along the rail for the opening quarter mile.
Sweet Potato
If she runs the way she did at first asking she can prove to be tough to deal with and the winner from her debut has since won two of three starts, including a stakes win, while recording Beyer Speed Figures of 82, 82, 89; winner from latest won next out at Bel on 6/13 going 7f in an 80k stakes with a 75 Beyer, and runner-up won next out at Bel on 6/16 going 1m over turf vs. MSW rivals with a 78 Beyer.
Alpha Charlie
Sire wins with approximately 11% of his first-time starters and with approximately 11% of his turf starters, and dam won 4 of 16 starts for 116k, including 0-for-2 over turf; this filly is a full to Dance All the Way (1-17, 17k, including 1 of 11 turf starts for 15k).
Cavetto (GB)
Sire wins with approximately 16% of his North American first-time starters and with approximately 21% of his North American turf starters, and dam won 3 of 18 starts for 69k, including 0-for-3 over turf; this miss is a 1/2 to multiple group stakes winner overseas, Royal Rock (5-30, 228k).
Cool Flame
Sire wins with approximately 10% of his first-time starters and this is the first foal from a dam who won once from two starts for 26k, and both of her starts were over turf; runner up from debut won next out here on 7/29 going 1 1/8m vs. MSW rivals with an 87 Beyer.
True Courage
This filly is by a top turf sire and she shows up for a currently live barn that is more than capable of having one ready to fire off of a long layoff like this; her recent workouts look sharp, and Castellano has won with 8 of 30 (27%) mounts for this outfit at the current stand.
Iroquois Girl
Sire wins with approximately 13% of his turf starters and dam won 3 of 13 starts for 74k, including 0-for-1 over turf; this filly is a 1/2 to stakes winner Salty Response (3-10, 132k, including 1 of 5 turf starts for 48k); 310k purchase has big early speed and she's already shown us that she can run a little bit; she attracts the services of Rosario for her turf debut.

Race 6

Projects to save ground from the rail draw likely breaking last then making one big run; latest-narrow win 40 days ago looks better since the runner-up finisher posted a 93 Beyer speed figure in his next-out SAR-optional-claiming win.
Reunites with Rosario who rode him to a 2-5 loss at the fall-BEL meet; his last 3 wins were on the lead so would love to make the front by himself today then open up; huge-class plunge noting the 1-for-1 SAR dirt record winning at today's distance when sitting just off the pace either way he wants to be forwardly placed; the runner-up finisher from last Beyered 110 in the next-out G1 Met-Mile win; try to catch me.
Say No More
3 of his 4 wins right on the lead hopes to outbreak Brigand for this; is back on dirt noting the only race on a fast-main track was a gate-to-wire win representing a career-best Beyer when loose on the lead and seems doubtful he would get off easy up top with Brigand here.
Souper Speedy
Was able to stalk the speed effectively in his 3-back 7F-dirt win and career-best Beyer; should work out an ideal trip sitting outside of the Brigand-Say No More pace then getting 1st run on the closers; the show runner from his May win Beyered 103 in a next-out BEL-optional claiming win; did not like the lead in last but benefits having a few speedy targets right inside of him for this.
Private Tale
Late runner is 5-for-12 with blinkers on going 1-for-4 without the hood; has been working well off the 41-day absence; career-best Beyer was fresh off a 49-day rest; the 2-for-2 wet-track record leaps off the form at you; was also entered August 14 DEL 8th on dirt at 1 Mile 70 Yards in a 50K stakes at 6-1 on the morning line; adds blinkers back to the mix after going 1-for-4 without the hood.
Love to Run
9-week break off the fade at much longer; hasn't raced this short since a distant-show finish in January at today's distance; best Beyer was in the slop at longer when stalking the speed; his best races have been 2nd or 3rd time off the bench so will be taking a wait and see approach.
Saturday's Charm
Does not fire from the gate so should appreciate the added yardage noting his 2-for-2 record at 7F which seems to be his perfect distance; 1st-time Johnny V; the rider from last lands on Souper Speedy; last-win rider takes Love to Run for this.

Race 7

Bebes Passion
She's yet to run a race that is fast enough to suggest that she can keep up with the top contenders in here, and from 15 career starts, her best finish to date is fifth; she has the look of an outsider.
The 66 Beyer Speed Figure she earned for her latest performance represents the best last race figure in this field, and perhaps the drop to the 25k maiden claiming level is just what she's looking for; Lezcano has been aboard two of five winners for Bush in 2013.
It would've been nice to have seen her show more in her turf debut in her latest outing, but this filly is still lightly raced, and her dam was multiple stakes placed while winning three of 20 turf starts for 176k; maybe we haven't seen the best of her yet.
She ran well in her first start for this barn in her latest outing and that was a pretty good looking first-time starter in Viva Allegiance who beat her that day; 3rd finisher from her latest race won next out here on 8/7 going 5 1/2f over turf vs. 35k claimers with a 74 Beyer.
Daddy's Big Girl
She hasn't made much of an impression in her first two starts after going to post at long odds and she will have to show up with a much improved performance in her first route attempt if she's to have a say in the outcome.
Allie Sweet
Sire wins with approximately 5% of his turf starters and dam was winless fomr three starts, and she didn't make a turf start; this filly is a 1/2 to Victory Assured (2-22, 105k over turf) and Assured Victory (2-7, 43k over turf); can't ignore the presence of Castellano.
J Rose Gal
She exits the same race is today's rival Coralita and it's just tough to give her the nod over that one; maybe if a slow early pace develops she can keep herself involved in the running longer than expected; 3rd finisher from latest won next out here on 8/7 going 5 1/2f over turf vs. 35k claimers with a 74 Beyer.
Love Is Key Kaz
She's had 12 starts to show us what she can do, including six over turf, and she's going to need to show up with a performance that is sharper than anything she's done to this point in time in order to threaten the top contenders.
Notional Girl
She's out of a multiple stakes winning dam who won 5 of 20 turf starts for 364k, but from her first two outings, both over turf, she's yet to give the impression that she has what it takes to get the job done in this spot.
High Inflation
Not that her dirt form has been all that strong, but if this race has to be taken off the turf this event figures to come up pretty soft; she'll merit consideration as a contender if she gets to go.

Race 8

Tries winners and the lawn for the first time after rolling home to a popular score first out on synthetic footing; sire gets 10% winners from his initial turf starters and the unraced dam dropped SP, 199K earner March to Victory, a 5 time turf winner, so the new footing should agree with her.
First part of the coupling makes her first start off the claim by an outfit that hits at a terrific clip with this type; she does return quickly to try better off the career best number but this outfit has little trouble keeping them going and off her last she certainly fits here; contender.
Ballistic Sue
Speedy mare is in for the optional tag again after getting used in pace from an outside slot at the level last time; she's had her stamina issues of late, but she draws better for this one and should be able to make the lead from here; given another clean break they may have to run her down to win.
Kiss Me Lola
Tries winners for the first time off a popular maiden trip score over this course; kin to G1 SW main track router and 795K earner Sis City has returned to work well and clearly likes the green; off her last she looks to be a huge threat right back from close range.
Quiet Ending
Consistent statebred tries open company off the freshening for an outfit that excels with its turfers; late runner was beaten less than a length at the level to begin the year and she handles the trip in a near miss effort here last summer; this may be a little short of her best distance, but she does figure to be rolling in the lane.
Caution Sign
Barn's other half also has Saez named so only one will meet the starter; she got up to beat conditioned claimers with an ordinary number last time and now she'll step up in company while returning to a course over which she broke her maiden last summer; will need to step things up a bit to go with the best these have to offer, but maybe she gets in the exotics mix here.
Strategic Missile
Returns to the level of a sharp effort going a bit longer in her downstate finale 2 back; she found herself much further off the pace than usual on the cut back in her local return but offered a solid late run to finish less than 2 lengths off the gal drawn next door in here; knock is that it's been quite a long time since she's seen the winner's circle.
Spun Silky
Steps up off a local score in which she got a very quick clip in front of her; filly owns the highest last out number in here and she'd be an obvious threat if able to run back to it, but things don't figure to be as hot in front of her as she tackles a better bunch in this spot; still, it's nice to see Rosario take interest.
Sheza Heartbreaker
Outside drawn mare turns back to sprint after getting used in pace in her local return; barn doesn't win a lot of races and this gal will likely find herself in a wide spot from out here, but she has proven to be quite capable at longer one turn trips and should be doing her better running in the lane.
MTO was given a little time for her first off this barn's claim after holding on to beat claimers downstate, but she ran into a winner who took a big step forward and had to settle for second money; she's yet to try wet footing, but she does have early lick and that would make her a big threat from the bell if this one does come off the lawn.
Natalie Victoria
MTO enters this fresh after fading against better in the Belmont off the turfer; her prior sloppy downstate effort was excellent and though that one came routing she's clearly a capable sprinter; they'll have her to beat if the rains come.

Race 9

So Scott
Tried a whole new game here Aug. 9 (2 miles) and flourished and you have to love that Jacobson wheels him back so quickly (29% coming back in 7 days or less); surely a wet track would be no issue, but he doesn't need wet going fo rhis best either; that being said, he cuts back in distance and just a couple weeks ago he was a non-factor 5th in a race like this well behind a couple of today's foes.
Finished well behind a couple of today's foes in the Evan Shipman here July 22, which was run under similar conditions; that was a tad disconcerting considering he ran so well in the spring but could that be a sign he's tailed off?; could be but at least there's a work since and no panicky drop.
Promising enough in the spring of 2012 to earn a start in the G1 Preakness (ran 4th) and G2 Dwyer (ran 4th); trouble is, he hasn't been seen since; good news, though, is he's been working along nicley and there's no panicky drop by trainer Nevin; still, there are always question marks when they're gone that long (13-plus months), aren't there?
Bigger Is Bettor
Comes here sharp as a tack; won 2 straight including the Evan Shipman over a number of these, which was at this same trip, and makes him 2 for 2 here; that being said, he has no margin for error; after all, he only beat 'Vision by a scant head and this guy caught the right breaks traffic-wise; had things not gone so perfectly, would he have beaten 'Vision?; mmmmm...that seems a bit dicey but at least you know he comes here in peak form and the conditions suit.
Most Happy Fella
Dueled and fizzled to 6th behind 'Bettor at BEL June 20 and Schosberg saw fit to claim him; came back with a nice run to be 3rd behind once-very-classy Caixa Eletronica here July 27; surely the trip is no issue and speed should have him in it from the start, but is even his 'A' game enough to handle 'Bettor and/or 'Vision?
Only 4th behind 'Bettor and 'Vision in the Evan Shipman, yes, but remember he was beaten just a half-length so he ran awfully, awfully well; Maker claimed him the race prior when he blasted optional claimers and it looks as though he bought at the right time; winless in 5 tries here but that Shipman run shows he handles this place just fine, and a bullet work here since Aug. 8 (1:02.80B) says he's feeling good; quite playable.
Awesome Vision
Tough loss to 'Bettor in the Evan Shipman at this trip here July 22 as he bided his time and finished smartly but came up just a head shy; looks like he's back on his game after a couple so-so BEL start this spring and he's got the versatility to give his rider options and get a good trip; major player.

Race 10

Imperial Robyn
He hasn't been seen since last December, and even though a couple of his recent workouts look okay, it might be a good idea to just watch him today to try to get a feel for what he might be capable of going forward; runner-up from latest returned to win next out at GP on 1/17 going 1 1/8m over turf vs. 25-20k claimers with an 86 Beyer.
Victorious Leader
He ran pretty well when getting back over turf in his latest outing and if he can step up with one of his better performances while making his second start back from a layoff, he's plenty capable of making noise in this spot; third finisher from latest returned to win next out here on 8/12 going 5 1/2f over turf vs. 25k claimers with a 74 Beyer.
He was beaten by a couple of today's rivals in his latest outing and he's really going to need to step it up over what he's been doing lately if he's planning on securing his first turf victory in this spot.
He has a little bit of turf on the bottom of his pedigree and he appears to be well meant while dropping in class and returning to the scene of his most recent victory; this barn has been quiet at this meeting, but they look like they have a live one to send out in here.
Awakino Cat
Multiple stakes winner just missed in a sharp performance while making his first start for this barn in his latest outing, and this bonafide horse-for-course beat a couple of these in that race; he has every bit the look of a top contender with Castellano aboard.
With the exception of a race at Aqueduct back in February, his form over his last 12 starts has been quite good, and this stakes placed gelding can make noise against competition of this caliber on his best day; it is worth noting that he was claimed away from the Jacobson barn last time.
Silent Pipe
11-time winner has been at his best racing over dirt in his career, something to consider if this race has to be moved to the main track, and he is seeking his first turf win in his eighth turf attempt; leaning toward others unless a surface switch comes into play.
Luigi P
He didn't run poorly from off the pace in his latest outing, and for the most part, his form sprinting over this turf course has been okay; it's still tough to give him the nod for the top spot, but it is interesting to see that he's making his first start with Lasix.
Grade 3 stakes placed colt deserves another chance to see what he can do over turf when seeing that the only time he tried grass was in his career debut; it's worth noting the presence of Lezcano as he's won with 13 of 36 (36%) mounts for this barn in 2013.
Make a Fortune
The 82 Beyer Speed Figure he earned for his latest performance is the best last race figure in this field, and although he's yet to record an official win over turf, he won his career debut sprinting over turf by six before being disqualified from purse money; he's another class dropper who merits his share of consideration in this spot.
Regal Strike
He's likely to find himself in a pretty tough spot if this race has to be taken off the turf but he ran well off of a layoff in his latest outing and that has turned out to be a productive race; winner won next out at Mth on 8/4 going 6f vs. 20-18k N2Y claimers with an 82 Beyer and 3rd finisher won next out at Mth on 7/21 going 6f vs. 5k claimers with a 58 Beyer.
Irish Lion
He's another in here who carries a G3 stakes placed credential with him and he's run a number of races over dirt in his career that are strong enough to suggest that he can be a serious player against these; his recent form hasn't been his best, but maybe the drop in class will serve as a wake-up call.
P J's Magical Wink
Like to see that he's making back-to-back starts for the first time in a while and it wouldn't be any surprise if this speedy gelding was ready to take a step forward while making his second start back from a layoff, and his second start for the Jacobson barn.