IRISH ART: This 3yo colt was going long in his second start. His sire Artie Schiller was a monster on the grass. Irish Art was a little wide in the early going and lost some ground on the turn. Made a big run on the second turn, but fell a head short in what was a good try.
VALKYRIE MISSILE: Was five wide in the early going and wide on the turn. He split horses in midstretch and came out in deep stretch to surge late while between horses again. Just missed by a head while flying by them past the wire. $$$
LOOKIN FOR JONESY: First time starter hopped in a slow start and was back in never never land. Looked hopelessly beaten in this 5½ furlong straight maiden race. She swung to the middle of the track at the top of the lane and made a huge late determined run. Pulled away by a length for an outstanding win. $$$
ADMISSION: Was getting his second start off the long layoff for trainer Mike Puype and was going long. He sat back off the lone speed and then at the top of the lane set out after the front runner. Was gaining with every stride, but lost by a neck more than five lengths clear of the rest.
TOLUCA: First time starter for trainer Jeff Mullins was bet like a good thing. Got squeezed off at the start and that cost her the race. Pulled her way between horses on the backstretch and into the turn. Came with a three wide run, but could not get by the winner though almost six lengths clear of the rest. This girl will be a solid single next time out.
RENEGADE STORM: Broke slow and was dead last until the ¾ pole when he set off after the lone speed who had built up a three length cushion. Came flying late and was gaining with every stride. Ran out of ground while five wide on the line.
STONEY FLEECE; This was one to watch as this first time starter running in this 40k maiden claimer got hammered at the windows in this 11 horse field. Broke awkward and was far back in another galaxy as his backers looked to rip up their tickets. Got going late and was picking up foes like they were standing still. Came through with an amazing score at 5/2. He was claimed by trainer John Sadler and this looks like a good pick up. This guy will show up in one of those starter allowance races.
ROMAN CHIC: Was very fractious at the gate and just did not look right on the track. She showed a little speed and backed up in what was a no race for her. Was claimed by the claiming master Mike Mitchell so look for her to rebound next time out.
EVELYN’S DANCER: This Emerald Downs invader was primed and ready. Won like a good thing despite being stuck down on the inside with no place to go. She could come right back and repeat.