NIMBLE BEAST: Was bumped at the start, regrouped to move to the lead, he shook off a challenger around the second turn and opened up a two-length advantage but just could not hold off the odds on the winner but was almost eight lengths clear of the rest. He will be very tough to beat at this $25K maiden level next out if able to clear early.
DECKOLOGY: Bob Hess Jr. runner broke open the stall door prior to the start of the race in this $6,250 claimer going six furlongs. Once the gates opened he broke sharp but took back losing several positions. He was swung out four wide at the top of the lane and closed with good determination just failing to run down the lone speed and 6-5 chalk. If he gets some pace to run at next out, he wins.
GEA: Swung out three-wide to make his run looking like the winner but had to be steadied when caught behind runners in mid-stretch, got going again and was gaining with every stride but just could not make up the necessary ground after the trouble. Will win next out with a clean trip.
DR. HARLAN: $6,250 claimer going six furlongs lost ground into the turn, was moved out for clear sailing at the quarter pole, was gaining when moved back to the inside in upper stretch. The jockey took him out again getting bumped but still driving on with good courage, just missing the place by a neck and the win by a head when between runners in what was a huge effort for this level.