POP THE CORK: When the rains came the track was like a paved highway favoring front runners. Pop The Cork had little or no shot from off the pace, but ran against the bias finishing a better than looked third. Next time on a fair surface he will get the win.
CALL ME JONES: Took advantage of the speed favoring oval despite battling tooth and nail till the top of the stretch. Won with ease despite drifting out and in down the lane. He was claimed by the hot Jeff Mullins who will have him placed in a good spot next time out.
ANNA YOU’RE UP: Trainer Mike Mitchell was looking to run this filly on the downhill turf course but the race was taken off. She ran a clear second behind the runaway lone speed finishing more than six lengths ahead of the rest. Turf or dirt next time out this filly will be a solid single. $$$
ADAM SUANCES: Huge late run against the bias closing from last to third. He had no shot at the two horses in front of him, but this was a big effort. Was claimed for 25k by trainer Dean Pederson who may head North with him. If so we will follow and take a big shot. $$$$$
TOUGH’N DANGEROUS: First time starter broke slow and just really wanted to run as he was pulling jockey Talamo out of the saddle. In a bad decision he took hold instead of just letting him loose and could never make up any ground on this speed favoring oval. Settled for the show dough. Look for a big run next time out.
MAYBETUESDAY: Santa Anita invader sat back off the pace until the second turn when he looked ready to roll. Was blocked and steadied hard from the five sixteenths to just inside the quarter. Made a furious late run exploding down the lane, but had too much ground to make up. Lost by ¾ of a length just flying by the winner past the finish line. Tuesday was much the best in this race and will be a good single next time out. $$$$$
URLOVEISASYMPHONY: First time starter just won this 8k maiden claimer with the greatest of ease and there were no claims. Trainer Miyadi pulled one off here. Look for this filly to come back and repeat.
CLANDESTINY: Was last seen finishing third back in May of last year at Emerald Downs. Trainer Tim McCanna sent this mare out ready to run. She lunged outward after the start, was steadied hard and fell back. Moved up after the front runners, but threw her head nearing the half mile pole. Recovered and made a quick rally getting to the front to get the easy win despite all of her antics.