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TEN DEVILS: First time starter was part of a Richard Mandella entry going five furlongs on the grass. Was in tight while between horses after the start, took back and got off the rail. He then angled to the inside on the turn making a strong move while the jock had the whip turned down. Won clear with a ton of gas left in the tank. This guy looks like a nice turf prospect for Mandella. $$$$$

SWEETSOUTHERNQUEEN: Was getting her first start off the Dean Greenman claim, son of the legendary Walter Greenman the silver fox. She earned a nice figure when winning her last and ran back to that figure with an easy win here on the move up in class. She has some nice back class and trainer Mike Mitchell knows a good claim when he sees one, taking this filly for $12,500. Look for move up and another score.

PODE: Was getting his first start in the country for trainer A.C. Avila. He was crowded at the start and dead last before coming out into the stretch and making a little late run. Picked up the show dough in what was a very good prep for his next start.

MINT HUMOR: The first time starter for trainer Carla Gaines had good win, early breeding and looked the part on the track. He showed high early speed, was challenged on the turn but responded. Opened up a length and a half lead but just could not withstand the closing run of the odds on winner. He did hold well for the place money. This one looks like a good single next time out, going gate-to-wire. $$$$$

BAY RUSH: First-time starter was entered looking for a grass race but it was moved from that surface. He was let go at almost 23-1 and really ran well despite having no shot at the runaway lone speed odds on winner. This guy can flat out run and will be very hard to beat next time out especially if he finds a straight maiden race on the grass.

ROARING RICK: Was getting his second start off a long layoff and really showed big improvement. He had good early speed while down on the inside. Was passed and dropped back to fourth, but rallied into the stretch and actually put his head in front past mid-stretch. Tired late to finish fourth, but will be ready for his best next time out.



MR. CANDY BAR: Hollywood shipper landed in the underrated Jauregui barn and you had to take notice as R Baze took the mount. He sat back for a half mile in this flat mile turf race, made a quick four-wide move and got the win. This Candy Ride colt may have found a home on the grass here at Golden Gate.

CONFUCIUS JUNIOR: First time starter and a release here on the website; bobbed at the start and the jock just sat and let him settle into stride. Moved up on the turn and made a fast four-wide run and mowed them down being ridden out in an impressive win at 7-1.

SITTYTWOFITTY: Was looking for a route race on the grass but it was moved to the main. She made a sneaky late move and looks set for a big effort at what will be a big price.

STEFANELLI: First time starter broke slow and to the inside. Got going on the turn and came flying late like a freight train to easily pick up the show dough. This one will get the maiden breaker in start No. 2 with a good break.

BAILOUTTHEMINISTER: Was close to the pace in the early going but slipped back on the turn and lost several positions. Made a sneaky late run in what was a better than looked performance. May be prepping for longer and will be a good price play next time out.

ALONZO: Was last seen running at Santa Anita in January 2008 and now landed here in the Steve Sherman barn. He just looked the part on the track and somehow was let go at 16-1 in a race that was taken off the grass. He won like a good thing and looks like a horse that will move on up, especially if they find a turf race for him in his next start. $$$$$


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