MONEY MAKIN SAM: Put in a super effort as he split horses on the turn. Came out into the stretch and ran home good, but had no shot at running down the lone speed. Was a clear second in this 12 horse field. If able to find some pace to run at next time out he will get his maiden breaker.
BELONGING: Ran a winning race as she rallied between horses in deep stretch just missing by a head. She was past the winner after the finish line and will be a very good single next time out.
COASTAL BREEZE: Was bumped at the start and dropped down on the rail. Moved up on the second turn and made a big late run, but the freakish winner was long gone. Was more than six lengths clear of the rest and will be a hard one to beat next time out going long on the dirt.
MY PHILLY GIRL: Was just pulling jockey Mike Smith out of the saddle, but he took hold and got in tight on the backstretch which cost this filly. She saved ground moving up on the turn, but had too much work to do and had to settle for a better than looked third. Next time the job will get done.
WON WON OH FIVE: If you used this one in the picks you had to be sick. Ran his heart out as Talmo had him inside, outside and back inside. Once in gear he came storming down the lane just failing to catch the lone speed by a dwindling ¾ of a length. This one is a flat out runner who is in top form. A must use in all the exotics. $$$$$
QARAABA: Was making her second stateside start. Came from last to first to win going away in her first. This move was an instant replay as she just exploded down the lane from four wide to win going away. She looks to be in control of the filly and mare division on the West Coast moving up the stakes ladder of success. $$$$$
TIZ FLIRTATIOUS: Had the misfortune of meeting Qaraaba in the Robert J. Frankel Stakes. Could not hold off the winner. They will hook up again and this could turn out to be a big rivalry.
MORE CHOCOLATE: Ran big again as this 3yo filly is still on improving. Her speed will always be dangerous especially if finding a field next time clear.
FORESEEABLE FUTURE: Is sitting on the win next time out and will be a good single in the picks. $$$
Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper. Contact Richard at [email protected].