08/24/2013 11:55AM

Northlands Park: Cat's Review figures to gun it in Monday feature


Cat’s Review is more than doubling her price after beating just one horse as the favorite in her last start in an $8,000 claiming race at Prairie Meadows on Aug. 2. Nonetheless, she could be dangerous in a $17,500 claiming race that serves as Monday’s feature at Northlands Park. The 6 1/2-furlong sprint for fillies and mares drew five horses and headlines an eight-race card that begins at 1 p.m. Mountain.

Cat’s Review is coming off a poor effort, but she has rebounded to win coming off similar races in the past and has a tendency to give it up if she can’t make the lead. She was dueled into defeat in her latest, but there doesn’t appear to be a lot of other speed in the field she is facing in her first start at Northlands for trainer Diana Feuerhelm.

Cat’s Review certainly knows how to win races. She’s won half of her 18 starts, all at Prairie Meadows, and it won’t bother her if the track comes up wet. She is 3 for 4 over wet tracks, and her last win came in the mud going 5 1/2 furlongs in a $20,000 claiming race June 8.

She drew the rail and could be gone under apprentice Rafael Zenteno Jr.

Caro’s Song will likely be favored with Rico Walcott picking up the mount from an injured Fernando Perez. Going into last weekend, Walcott had 100 wins at the meet, 50 more than apprentice Amie Pooli, who is in second place. He’s also won with 32 percent of his mounts and gave Broadway Empire a textbook ride in winning the Grade 3 Canadian Derby last Saturday. Any horse he rides is going to receive attention, and Caro’s Song looks pretty live on her own merits.

Trained by Dale Greenwood, Caro’s Song takes a slight drop in price after finishing third in a one-mile, $25,000 claiming race July 29. She chased $50,000 Wild Rose winner Awesome Plan in a $25,000 claiming race going 6 1/2 furlongs in her previous start and should get a similar trip here.

Topsannah hasn’t been worse than third in any of her four starts this year and won’t mind the move back to a sprint after finishing second going 1 1/16 miles in a $17,500 claiming race Aug. 10.

River City Cat is coming off an improved effort in a $35,000 optional claimer Aug. 16.

Bonita Bella completes the field.