Race 2 — #5 Lemon Drop Ridge – Was far back in this 32k maiden claimer. She went four wide leaving the second turn and wide down the lane. Closed fast on the lone speed but had to settle for second money almost seven lengths clear of the rest. This girl is due for a break and only needs to find a field with some early pace up front.
Race 3 — #4 Champagneandlilies – Was coming off a layoff for trainer Cerin who can pop with a fresh horse. She was bumped hard at the start, took back and made a nice late run to be a clear second. This girl is ready for the maiden breaker.
Race 6 — #1 Tashzara – Was last seen running at Santa Anita last April but took plenty of action against the odds on Dubawi Heights. She ran her eyeballs out to finish second, beaten by less than a length. Was eight lengths clear of the rest and will be a good single next time out. $$$$$
Race 6 — #4 Mutually Benefit – Had run two good races on the grass and looked to be the one to beat in this 1 1/16 straight maiden, but the race was taken off the turf. She was left in to run and really never got going. We will keep an eye on this filly when she returns on the green.
Race 6 — #7 Cry Hallelujah – This filly was coming off an extended layoff for trainer Kathy Walsh. Broke a step slow and looked like she really wanted to be let loose. She pulled the jock out of the saddle, running a determined race in finishing third, almost four lengths clear of the rest. This race will do her a ton of good, and she will be very tough next time out. $$$