NO. 3 COURAGEOUS DAVE: First time starter was sent off as the 3/2 chalk. He broke slow and to the inside but recovered and rushed up to stalk the early pace. Shifted out three wide into the stretch, got to the front and drew away like the good thing that he is. Lots of upside here. $$$
NO. 11 MINER’S LIGHT: Trainer Carla Gaines loves to win here at Del Mar and sent out this first time starter ready for one of her top owners. Was let go in the wagering at 23/1 and looked to have the race won but got bobbed on the line, losing by the slimmest of nostrils in a very tough beat.