02/15/2017 6:40PM

Laurel: Sound the Horns looks promising


The best races on the Friday card at Laurel  Park are the sixth and seventh. Race 7 is a first-level allowance for 4-year-olds and up. Race 6 is a maiden race for 3-year-olds.

Sound the Horns is by far the most lightly raced horse in race 7, but he also is the most promising.

A $255,000 buy at the 2015 Ocala Breeders’ Sale March sale of 2-year-olds by West Point Thoroughbreds, Sound the Horns didn’t start until Dec. 30 of his 3-year-old season when he finished second. He returned on Jan. 28 to win by 5  1/2 lengths. Sound the Horns, a son of Include trained by Graham Motion, will be stretching out from six furlongs to a mile on Friday.

In race 6, Clubman raced well in his only start, and may improve while stretching out in distance from seven furlongs to 1 1/16 miles. A son of Not for Love trained by Jason Egan, Clubman chased front-running favorite Dancing With Maude throughout after breaking from post 1.

The race was ultimately won by 2 1/2 lengths by deep closer Tiz He the One. Clubman finished fourth, beaten 3 1/4 lengths, with four horses tightly bunched in the battle for second.

Dharmaster, who lagged well back to the stretch, finished with a belated bid to be fifth, a half-length behind Clubman. Trainer Mike Trombetta will add blinkers to Dharmaster’s equipment Friday.

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