NO. 9 HIDDEN ZENSATION: Was probably the best horse in this 6½ furlong $20k claimer. He was breaking from the 1 post position and tried to save ground while stalking the pace. Looked to be ready to launch a winning move but had to check off heels with no room to run leaving the turn. Lacked room and had to wait behind the winner from mid to deep stretch. Continued on with good energy, missing the show by a 1/2 length and the win by a head and a 1/2 length. He will get the job done next time out with the move to an outside post. $$$$$
NO. 1 VICTORIA FALLS: First-time starter for trainer Mora (O’Neill) ran huge in this 5½ furlong sprint when breaking slow from her inside post. She made a big late run and has the looks of a filly that wants to go longer. Will be on our radar.
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