SHE BE STRIKING: First-time starter for Richard Mandella was going five furlongs on the grass; she angled in from the 7 post in this field of 11. She was ready to roll on the inside but had to wait for room. Once through she blasted home to just miss by a half length. With this race under her belt she will be very hard to beat on the grass next out. Even a mile on the grass would be great.
SNEAKING OUT: First-time starter for Jerry Hollendorfer somehow got off at 12/1. This filly would have won on most other days. She stalked the lone speed but just could not run her down. Finished a clear second six lengths better than the third place finisher in this 5-1/2 furlong sprint. Sneaking Out will not sneak up on them next out. She will be a solid single. $$$
GAME WINNER, DUELING: These two maiden 2yo were together more than 12 lengths clear of the rest of the runners in this nine horse field with Game Winner dazzling them by almost six in front of Dueling who was almost seven clear of the rest. Both will come back to score next out with Game Winner most likely heading to a stakes race. $$$$$
SATRAPA: First time starter Palma took a ton of money at the betting windows going off as the 2/1 co-favorite, He ran his race but jockey Nicky Figueroa must have thought he was on Justify as he had this guy very wide the entire six furlong trip. He surged late while three deep and just missed on the line by a dwindling head. No mistakes next time out.
SECRETARY AT WAR: Was in from New York and making his first start for Richard Baltas. He won this mile turf race in a game effort and looks to have a good future on the West Coast turf racing. We see a repeat here and will be on him next out going long on the grass.