WALTZING WITH BLUE: In from Turf Paradise and entered a very tough 50k claimer going a flat mile on the grass. He never really ran a step but top trainer Mike Mitchell did put up 50k for the claim. Look for him to spot this one for a top effort next time out.
GUMPTION: Was stuck down on the inside and had no room when checking off heels leaving the second turn. She came out but was blocked behind horses from the upper stretch to deep stretch. Surged late to be one of three heads on the line in a big time effort despite all the trouble. $$$$$
RUNFLATOUT: Is named perfectly as this 3yo colt did exactly that. First time starter for trainer John Sadler won clear while in hand and looked like he wanted more. The second place finisher was more than eight lengths clear of the rest of the field. This colt could turn out to be a real good one. We will follow up the ladder.
SEACHI: In a field loaded with early speed, looked to be one of the two that could come off the pace. The jock had him battling for the lead and as a result he tired late. She did get claimed for the big price of $62,500 by trainer Kathy Walsh who doesn’t claim many. Look for the jock change and a patient ride next time out.
WARREN’S TONY R.: Put in his usual solid effort when running third in this 25k claimer going 11/16. He was claimed by trainer Ted West and it could be a profitable pick up.
GLORY PRIDE: Broke slow in this 6½ furlong downhill turf sprint. Was dead last until the top of the stretch when she unleashed a big late run finishing third while widest of all on the line.
CHIN’N TONIC: Was best in this 50k mile turf race, but she broke slow and was far back. Then when looking to make a winning move he had to be steadied hard on the turn. Made another run to be one of three heads on the line, losing second on the bob. This one looks to be a good single next time out. $$$$$
GOLDEN GATE FIELDS
SWISS EDITOR M D: The doctor hopped at the start which cost him around five lengths. Moved up from the outside but got fanned very wide into the stretch. Kept making his run and just did miss getting up from the outside by a neck. $$$
CRAZY KIMBER: Was exiting our HTW list and one of two entered by trainer Steven Miyadi. The other, a first time starter with the low profile bug boy Jesus Velazquez, sprinted for the front end and held off Crazy Kimber on the line. Was one of our favorite plays betting the exacta. Miyadi has two in the same race and they are not an entry. The exacta came back $107.20 for $2. We will keep the Crazy Kimber on our list. He is in top form and will be part of the exotics next time.
ROBS HERO: May have been best but just had a horrible trip when caught behind a wall of horses entering the lane. Once clear he closed like a flash to be a clear second.