VIOLENT LADY: First-time starter trained by Dallas Stewart was bumped at the start and set back off the pace. She looked to be making her run but lacked room at the top of the stretch when behind runners until the furlong marker. She altered course and made a nice late run to pick up the place money. Ran like a mile will be her best distance.
GOLDEN GATE FIELDS
THAT’S BIND BABE: First-time starter broke slow and was dead last in this 5½-furlong sprint, he was outrun until the turn and then unleashed a big turn of foot to close like a freight train motoring fast late to finish second a dwindling half length behind the winner. He fits at this $25k level and if we see him going six furlongs next out we will be playing.
LAHINCH: Maiden broke on top but was eased back when caught down on the inside, he wanted to run but lacked room until the far turn when he swung out five-wide and just stormed home to be one of three on the line, just missing by a long neck but blew by them past the wire. No mistakes next out with a clean trip.
ROYAL CHARLOTTE: First-time starter for super trainer Chad Brown, broke on top then raced just off the top two front runners, she made her bid while just wide at the quarter pole when jockey Javier Castellano just gave her a couple taps of the whip and she blasted away to win by four lengths.