GOLIATH’S GIRL: Raced like one when breaking her maiden for trainer Phil D’Amato who ran away with the Santa Anita training title. She won by more than four lengths while under a long strong hold by bug boy Chad Lindsay who may make his mark at Del Mar. We see D’Amato spotting this filly in a nice claim proof starter allowance race going long. $$$$$
TOO MUCH DRAMA: Was the second choice at 9/5 vs. Goliath’s Girl. Ran sort of a goofy race as she was in a good spot but then fell back and swung four wide into the stretch. Did make a nice late run to finish third and has the looks of a filly who wants to go longer. She was claimed by Steve Miyadi who just may have her going long next time out.
MINTENIZED: Talking about D’Amato, he sent this first time starter the tough distance of a mile for his first race. He ran very good and finished third, more than six lengths clear from the rest of the field. Will be set for his best next out at Del Mar with Joe Talamo in the irons.
SIZZLIN SQUARE/AMODEI: Doug O’Neill has a barn loaded with talented 2yo runners as he is looking for another Kentucky Derby winner. Sent these two first time starters out in a five furlong race, with Sizzlin Square getting the best of his stablemate Amodei by less than a length. As usual the longer price won as Sizzlin Square paid $20.20 with Amodei sent off as the 6/5 chalk. We like both of these runners right back.
RIDEO: Was coming off a layoff for trainer Richard Mandella and took some action as the second choice in this $20k maiden claimer. He ran a nice even third and was claimed by Doug O’Neill for Slam Dunk racing. He just may be a slam dunk to wager on next time out with this nice race under his belt.
DAY IN THE SUN: Has been on our list in the past and we really liked him in this spot at 4/1. Ran his race but just failed to get by the 7/5 chalk while more than four lengths clear of the rest. He is sitting on the win.