EZIO: Was coming off the layoff for trainer Vann Belvoir. Squeezed off at the start to be dead last, settled down on the inside saving ground, and came out for room into the stretch. Rallied to pick up show money in what was an outstanding effort. $$$
EASTER FEVER: First time starter for trainer Hess came into this race with some big time works over the poly. Blasted this group of 2yo fillies by more than 5 lengths. Peter Miller put up the $50k for his top owners the Barbers. A real good pick up.
WILDING: First time starter came into this race with top works over the poly and won by 8 lengths at 9/5. Trainer AC Avila, who doesn’t claim many and is having a good meet, put up the $40k. Will wheel this colt back quick.
LIVING THE LIFE: Irish shipper for trainer Gary Mandella broke slow and made a four-wide run into the stretch. Won going away in this 6 furlong sprint. Look for the move up and a longer distance next time out.
HUSBAND’S FOLLY: Ran his race to perfection but just missed by the bob on the line to the Tom Proctor comebacker Kulik Lodge. He wins any other day. Hope to see this one back one more time going long on the grass. $$$$$
ROOM FOR ME: Pulled hard and jockey had to steady her into the first turn while down on the inside. Came out off the rail on the second turn and wound up winning, displaying her likeness for the poly. Look for a quick return.
EXPLICABLE: First time starter bobbled at the start, went up while three deep between horses to stalk the pace, but fell back quickly leaving the backstretch. She came out again midway on the turn and came on again to pick up the show dough in a strange effort. Look for her in the winner’s circle next time out.
Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper. Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Contact Richard at [email protected].