No. 8 WICKED FINANCE: Broke slow in this 1-1/8 turf route for straight maidens. He was also crowded and had to take back much further than jockey Tyler Baze wanted. He was making a run when in tight and split horses on the second turn. He still picked up some ground late and ran a better-than-looked fifth. We look for him to score on the softer Del Mar grass.
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