TOUGH SUNDAY: Took a tough beat in this race when going off at 9/5. He broke slow and to the inside, then was steered out for room but had to go four wide into the bend and was bumped. He continued four wide around the turn and into the stretch, flying home with a rush to finish second by a dwindling half a length while seven lengths clear of the rest. He was best in here just failing to run down the lone speed. Will be singling him next out. $$$$$
LUCY DE: First time starter for trainer Mike Puype ran a better than looked. Third after breaking tardily, she was gaming it out all the way in a race the lone speed won for fun. We will be on this 2yo Cal bred filly next out.
NEVADA TIME: May have been best in this $20k maiden claimer but got stuck on the inside down the lane and had to wait for room. He came out but then had to switch back to the inside, and once through a small opening, surged late to just miss. No mistake next time out.
CONSCIENCE: Was coming into this 6 furlong optional claimer with a sparkling work pattern. He ran his race but just could not run down the lone speed on this speed-favoring Los Al oval. He will be very hard to beat next out at Santa Anita and could be set to go long.
BLUEGRASS REWARD: Settled down on the inside in this mile race but got in tight, forced to check hard past the half-mile marker and was shuffled back. He then rallied down the rail and got up for the place money in a big effort.
JEAN EDWARD: This filly was let go at 42/1 in this 6 furlong maiden race. She dropped far back and made a big wide run down the lane to pick up the place money behind the even money chalk in this field of 12. We will give her a big shot to get all the money next out.
CHAULK O LATTEY: First time starter ran a real nice fourth in this field of 12 despite trouble. She finished very willingly between horses late and looks to be a nice runner for trainer Baltas.