CAMINO DEL PARAISO, ACCOUNTABILITY, HE WILL: All three of these runners exit the same 1-1/8 turf route and all three had trouble. CAMINO DEL PARAISO, who finished a game second by a head, clipped heels midway on the turn and had to go wide down the lane to just miss. ACCOUNTABILITY, who was third just a head behind Camino, had to be steadied hard off heels leaving the turn but once clear stormed home late. HE WILL, the fourth place finisher, was just ¾ of a length behind the top three. He looked to be ready to launch a winning run but had no room. He had to swing out late but lacked room again in upper stretch. Once clear he came home strong. We would love to see these three hook up again next out. It will be exacta and trifecta time. $$$$$
TOUGH IT OUT: The gate opened and this guy dropped back to last. He sat that way till midstretch in this 6½ furlong dirt race. He then unleashed a powerful late run to finish third, beaten less than a length for the win. No mistakes next time out at this $16K level.
PORTANDO: He was breaking from post 1 in this downhill turf sprint. Broke sharp but then was eased back to eighth. Came out for room crossing the dirt and stormed home strong to finish a better than looked fourth. He will get the win next out down the hill with an outside post.
BAD BOY LEROY: First time starter for trainer Mark Glatt sported some very good works for this and took plenty of action going off at 5/2. He ran a much better than looked race and will not be a maiden for long at this $50K level.
BLAME IT ON ALPHIE, ZAFFINAH: Both exit the same downhill turf sprint and had bad trips, with BLAME IT ON ALPHIE having to wait off heels till midstretch and then having to swing out for room. Once clear she came home strong to finish second, a nostril in front of ZAFFINAH who had to wait off heels from mid to deep stretch. She came out and split rivals to just miss the place. We love both of these girls back next time out on the grass. $$$