Horses worth watching, a list of runners compiled by handicapper/turf writer Greg Melikov, should do well next time out. These thoroughbreds won four times, finished second twice and ran third five times since Aug. 13. They’re worth considering when developing your wagering strategy for online betting or at your favorite track.
Going Going Gone: Raced more than three lengths behind in fifth after a half-mile, angled three for the drive, rallied from fourth in stretch to make up 2 ½ lengths and finished dead-heated for second beaten a neck at six furlongs on the turf Sept. 15.
Macho Spaces: Bumped, steadied at start, raced 4 ½ lengths behind in fifth after three-eighths of a mile, rallied from fourth inside winner to make up 1 ½ lengths in stretch and finished second beaten a head at five furlongs on Sept. 19.
Rinella Bay: Raced fourth early, dropped to fifth 9 ½ lengths behind after a half-mile, angled to middle of course for drive, rallied from fourth to make up more than 6 ¾ lengths and finished second beaten at 7 ½ furlongs on the turf Sept. 17.
Jonesy Boy: Broke alertly, bumped with rival at break, checked off heals of another foe, raced more than 3 ½ lengths behind after a half-mile, swung wide leaving far turn, changed course in stretch and rallied to make up more than 4 ¼ length to finish second beaten a head at a mile on Sept. 19.
Forensic Edge: Raced 13 ½ lengths behind in fifth after a half-mile, rallied outside from fourth in stretch to make up 5 ½ lengths and finished third beaten a neck at 1 1/16 miles on Sept. 16.
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Princess Manlia: Tracked pace a head back in second, roused mildly in stretch, drew off by 10 lengths and cruised to a 6 ½-length victory at seven furlongs on swept. 17.
Natalie Victoria: Led by two lengths after a half-mile, increased margin to seven lengths and won easily by 15 ¼ lengths with speed to spare covering six furlongs in 1: 11 2/5 on Sept. 18.
Canadian Flag: Tracked pace more than two lengths behind in fourth after a half-mile, checked on far turn, dropped to sixth, veered out for drive, rallied from fifth between rivals in stretch and rallied from fifth to finish second beaten a half-length at a mile on a good turf course Sept. 21; ran final quarter in 24 seconds.