DAVKA: Was making his first start as a gelding and ran the best race of his career. He had no shot at the 6/5 winner but showed improved early speed and finished second eight lengths clear of the third place finisher. He fits at this $30K level and could wire them next out.
MIDNIGHT BISOU: First time starter for Bill Spawr would have won on any other day but met up with the highly regarded Baffert first time starter Dream Tree who was sent off at 80 cents on the dollar. Bisou split horses on the turn and again into the stretch, surging like a rocket late to just miss by a nostril on the line while seven lengths clear of the third place finisher. $$$$$
LAKE TIME: This filly has always caught our attention and came into this downhill turf sprint with a real nice last work. She really ran a better-than-looked race making a five wide run coming from last to just miss the show by a dwindling head. Sitting on a big effort.
McKINZIE, HE’S STYLISH, SHIVERMETIMBERS: This was a huge race for 2yo maidens going 7 furlongs. The winner McKinzie won by more than five lengths in what was a huge effort, and several of my friends headed over to Wynn to make Kentucky Derby future bets on him. He’s Stylish and Shivermetimbers both ran big, battling each other the entire trip finishing second and third more than 11 lengths clear of the rest. Both will be hard to beat next out and we could see McKinzie moved right into a stakes race next out. $$$$$
VELVET JONES: Was coming off a little layoff for Peter Miller and may have needed this race. We would love to see her going a mile at Del Mar next out for five furlongs sprinting on the grass.
ROSIE MY ROSIE: Was exiting our HTW list and got the money at 13/1. This mare got her first win on the grass and looks to be set for a repeat going a mile.