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Horses worth watching compiled by handicapper/turf writer Greg Melikov won seven races and ran second three times since September 24.

Cavan: Hit gate at break, hustled up to lead early inside, raced a length ahead in stretch, but tired to finish third beaten 1 ½ lengths and a head at six furlongs on a sloppy surface Oct. 14.

Caiman: Trailed by more than 14 lengths after a half-mile, advanced to fourth in stretch, made up 2 ¾ lengths and lost by three-quarters of a length at a mile on Sept. 30.

Louve Royale: Broke last, trailed by more than seven lengths after a half-mile, angled out in sixth for drive, made up more than 2 ½ lengths in stretch and lost by a neck at 1 1/16 miles on the grass Sept. 25.

Moon Dazzle: Pressed pace a length behind in third after a half-mile, dropped back to fourth after six furlongs, blocked in traffic upper stretch, altered course and lost by a length at 1 1/16 miles on the turf Sept. 22.

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