No. 6 CAUSE UR MY BABE: Like it when we see a top jock getting on a first time starter in the last race in a straight maiden. Mike Smith jumped on this filly out of the Mike Puype barn and she stormed home late getting up for second behind the lone speed. This 2yo has talent and will love it when the distances get longer.
No. 7 HUGH KNEW: Was one of the two live runners in this 2yo filly straight maiden race. She went off at 7-to-5 finishing a very troubled third, while the winner at 6-5 got the perfect trip. This filly will be a solid single next time out.
No. 1 ROMANTIC WISH: Had the big misfortune of breaking from post position 9 in this 10 horse field going a mile on the grass. She was taken to the inside in what was a good move by jockey Gomez, then had to come out for room and made a wide run into the stretch. Came on fast to finish a close fourth, beaten by 1½ lengths for all the marbles. He will get there next time out with a better post.
Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper. Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Contact Richard at [email protected].