THERMOPOLIS: This was a runner we had on top in our daily selections at gamingtoday.com. He got the win going a mile on the grass despite having to be steadied hard when caught down on the inside. He finally got through and stormed home for the maiden score. We see him coming back and winning again.
PUSH THROUGH: Last seen running 3rd at Del Mar last November, he came back in this spot vs. Thermopolis and ran a huge race that he would have won on any other day as he finished a half-length behind the winner but more than seven lengths clear of the rest in this 10-horse field. No mistakes next time.
FORCE: Was down on the inside in this mile turf race and looked to be ready to roll but could not find room. Had to wait until the second turn when he was switched out for room but was checked off heels again in mid-stretch. Once clear he just blasted home to lose in a three-horse photo on the line, finishing third as much the best. $$$$$
FORLOVEOFCOUNTRY: Looked good winning this maiden race for trainer James DiVito who has brought a string of runners to the beach. This colt won despite trouble and we’d love to see him one more time before meet’s end; maybe DiVito will stick around for Santa Anita.
COLONIAL CREED, SUMMERING: First time starter for trainer Richard Baltas took plenty of money at the windows going off as the second choice at 5/2, and would have won on most days but had the misfortune of hooking the monster Tom Proctor turf runner Summering who won by five lengths. Colonial Creed ran her race to be a good second and will be a solid single next out. As for Summering, we will see her in a stakes race next out. $$$
RAVEN CREEK, SAVE GROUND, SIX POINT RACK: All three of these colts were exiting the same race on June 23. They were going a mile on the grass and finished 1-2-3 with the trifecta paying $114.70 for $1. Six Point Rack, the best price of the three going off at 8/1, finished a troubled third while finishing full of run late. We will be on him next time out