SUGARY: Looked spotted for action in this 1-1/8 turf route but this filly stumbled at the start and was dead last. She settled down on the inside then was taken outside on the backstretch. She came out again on the second turn and made a four wide run into the stretch to finish second in what was a real nice effort. She will get there soon with a better trip.
SHESWILDNFREE: Another runner who looked perfectly spotted for the win. This filly ran a deceptively good race as she was sitting perfectly in fourth but lost three positions when coming out on the turn. Made a nice three wide run to finish a clear second. No mistakes next time out.
PHANTOM PROTON: First time starter was dismissed in this six furlong maiden race with all the money going on Jilly at 60 cents on the dollar. This filly got off at 28/1 and came home strong to finish a clear second. She ran on like a horse that wanted to go long. Turf or dirt she will be our play next time out. $$$
CAST AND BLAST: Stalked between horses in a good spot but then fell back off the rail on the turn. Came out to make a five wide run into the stretch and finished a strong third in a tough trip on this glib track.
VEXATIOUS: First time starter out of the Neil Drysdale barn was let go at 17/1 but outran her odds to finish a better than looked third more than three lengths clear of the rest. This filly has some ability and will love a longer distance next time out or maybe even grass down at ole Del Mar.
ANN ARBOR EDDIE: First time starter for Doug O’Neill was hammered at the betting windows going off at 6/5 and crushed this field by more than four lengths while under a long hard Mario Gutierrez late hold. More to come from this 2yo gelding. $$$$$
LOOK TWICE: Looked to have had this race won but got caught late and had to settle for second. He was claimed by Peter Miller, the leading trainer at the meet. This looks to be a good pick up and we see him spotted for the win next time out.