NO. 10 VIVA VEGAS: First time starter for Baffert ran her race but had no shot at the freakish winner, first time starter ZAPPERKAT for Richard Baltas, who just blew the doors off these 2yo fillies. VIVA was a clear second more than four lengths clear of the rest. She will be a solid single next time out. $$$$$
NO. 5 BILLY BIG: First time in the States for D’Amato; got the nice easy win with Kent D getting a rare ride for this barn. A horse I gave out on the radio show “Race Day Las Vegas” on 1400 AM so don’t forget to tune in every Wednesday at 7:15 a.m.
BOURQUE: Was being sent long on the grass in this his third start for trainer Doug O’Neill. He had some nice works for this but only could muster a fourth place finish. This 2yo colt is much better than his last and will pop very soon. (NOTE ON ALSO LIST)
NO. 3 AMERICAN CLEOPATRA: This looked like the female version of American Pharoah. The only difference is she had Stewart Elliott in the irons for Baffert/Zayat. This filly rolled home wire to wire in the easiest of wins. She will be facing 2yo stakes fillies next out. $$$$$
MATERIALISTIC: Was exiting the same race as the 7/5 chalk Bronzino in this race and let go at 30-1. He finished fourth behind Bronzino (third place) in that last race so why was he 30-1? He got the win, paying $62.40, with Bronzino just missing the place by a dwindling nostril costing us another big exacta. (NOTE ON ALSO LIST)