TORONTO, July 24, 2018 – Each week, track announcer Robert Geller comments on some of the performances that caught his eye, highlighting horses to key in on for upcoming races at Woodbine.
DEED’S LEGACY (July 8 – Race 6, No. 3, 4th)
There was much to like about the debut by Deed’s Legacy in finishing a closing fourth at five furlongs in a field of 12 behind another first-timer Moksgmol, who defeated previously-raced runners Einstin’s Babe and Crumlin Time. Bumped at the start, Deed’s Legacy remained near the tail-end of the field until the stretch, making up the most ground of any other horse. An Ontario-bred two-year-old filly by Court Vision, the Sid Attard youngster is sure to derive benefit from the outing and appreciate added distance. Top jockey Eurico da Silva managed to get her going late in the piece and Deed’s Legacy was clearly doing her best work at the finish.
SPELL (July 14 – Race 4, No. 7, 5th)
For the only three-year-old debuting on the turf at a mile, Spell caught me eye late with her fifth-placed finish to split the 10-horse field. Admittedly, this 45-1 longshot was never in a winning spot at any stage, especially given that she was jostled at the start but her effort to make headway in the stretch was admirable, veering about a little before putting her best foot forward to the wire. The quality of this maiden allowance won by And So It Goes (pictured) in a head bob over Ambitious Moon appears decent. Hot apprentice rider Kazushi Kimura gained some benefit from closing up the rail in lane five appearing as though there was still more in the tank at the wire. Astute trainer Julia Carey unveiled a newcomer that could easily sneak under the radar and spell value next time out.
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