FED BIZ: This late blooming 3yo colt by Giants Causeway was coming off a nice maiden breaker at this mile distance in his second start. He was sent off at .70 cents on the dollar in this mile allowance race and the Fed was all business romping home by more than five lengths under a long hard hold by Bejarano. Baffert is just loaded with quality 3yo and this one has the looks of a colt that could be a major force as the distances get longer. He won’t make it to the Derby but could factor in some later races.
BODEMEISTER: Two days later Baffert sent out this colt for his second lifetime start, he also is a late bloomer out of Empire Maker and owned by one of his top clients Zayat Stables. Bejarano must really be smiling as this colt romped by more than nine lengths in this mile race. He beat two other well regarded 3yo, Welter Weight and Stirred Up the stablemate of Bodemeister. Baffert will have a ton of options with both Fed Biz and Bode. I am sure he will keep them far apart.
WILD REVENGE: Trainer Julio Canani is a master with the move he made with this 4yo gelding, claiming him for 16k. Canani sent him 6½ furlongs down the hill for a price tag of $22,500. In the race, he sent him a flat mile on the grass for 35k and got the money at 12-1. Julio loves to bet and he cleaned up on Wild Revenge who could come right back and pay some more dividends.
KUMIVA: The Station boys and I were all over this 6yo at almost 27-1 going down the hill. He got the lead down the lane, but could not hold on losing by a neck for the place. It cost us a huge tri and exacta, but we got our money’s worth from this guy who is in top form. He will be there again next time out, but not at this price.
UTOPIAN: Mike Smith ran a strange race with this one in the San Marcos as he had him sitting second right off the pace at the half mile mark and suddenly fell back to last. He came out at the top of the lane and closed fast, just missing by a head.
LONG LEGGED LOVELY: The Station boys did not lose on this Marty Jones comebacker at 15-1 and also a release on www.gamingtoday.com. Jones does real well with these type of horses off the layoff. This mare could come right back and get another win.
ANGELS MOON: Showed keen speed off the layoff for trainer Bruce Headley. With this race under her belt she will be tough to ring in for her next start.
D’HONORABLE ONE: Was coming off the layoff and won with something in reserve. Had the hot riding Mawing in the irons. This one will be a good single next time out. $$$
DANS PLAN: Was one of “Ping Pong Daves” plays as the only first time starter in a maiden claiming race and it was double up time with Mawing riding. This filly was far back, but made a huge late run at 33-1 missing by a nostril costing me and Dave a huge score. Next time, but no 33-1.
RIBOT BELLE: Looked like something really good winning this straight maiden race. This filly will come right back and score. $$$$$