GIVIMAWAY: Probably was best in here, but had to check off heels into the second turn when ready to roll and lost his momentum. Swung out on the turn and made a strong run to get to the front, but was caught late. If he didn’t have that trouble, the race would have been over. This one will be a solid single next time out in the picks.
BROMELIA: Was in from Gulfstream Park and really took all the action after being bet down to the even money chalk. She ran her race, but had no shot. The Richard Mandella runaway winner PERFECTA really freaked on this course. Both could come back to score. $$$$$
TORREYS KTM: Took a little shot with this Ed Moger first time starter at 15-to-1. Got a thrill as he came running late between horses to just miss the place by a head and all the marbles by a ½ length. This guy can run and may offer another good price next time out.
KILLER BEAR: I love it when these good trainers re-claim a horse that they lost the race before. That’s what trainer Jeff Mullins did with Killer Bear, who he won with the race before. This 7 furlong race was just not long enough for Killer Bear. Mullins will have him placed for a top effort next time out going a flat mile or 1 1/16.
CAPO BASTONE: First time starter, who was bet like a winner, looked too far back in this 5 1/2 furlong race. Gomez rode with so much confidence you just knew he would be coming with a late run. He won by a neck while under raps late. This colt can flat out run and will just get better as the races get longer. We will keep him on our HTW list for a long time. $$$$$
WASTED AT MIDNIGHT: Was steadied, bumped hard and squeezed back at the start and was far back. She settled nicely though down on the inside and made a real good late run. Finished a much better than looked fifth, beaten less than two lengths for the whole enchilada. We will take our shot with this filly next time out.
MISS DEREK: First time starter was stuck down on the inside. She had to eke out for room in deep stretch and finished like a runner in what was a real good effort at 22-1. Long shot special next time out. $$$