AMEERAH B: First-time starter for trainer John Sadler was well bet vs. Holly Hundy who was exiting our HTW list. This filly broke slow and when it looked like she was ready to make a big run, but she got stuck in upper stretch and had to check off heels. She angled in and got through on the inside to surge late for the place money. A real nice effort.
KATSAROS: First-time starter was going five furlongs on the grass. She broke slow but moved up between runners, then moved to the outside and made a little late run. This filly has the looks of a runner who wants to go long. If we see her going six furlongs or longer, we will be betting.
PETER’S KITTEN: Was exiting our HTW list and just ran a bang-up race going a mile on the grass to finish second at 5-1. She was up against it in this race as the winner went wire to wire with little pressure. If she can gets some pace to run at next out, we will see her in the winner’s circle.
TINA TINA: This very game grass-loving filly won a mile turf race in an amazing effort as she dipped her head at the start to be off last, also bobbled after breaking a step slow and was a little wide after the slow start. She came three-wide into the stretch, got to the front and gamely held them off in a nice effort. She can repeat on the move up.
Y NOT SIZZLE: This Jeff Mullins-trained filly ran a super race to finish third at 10-1, just missing the place by three-quarters of a length and the win by less than a length. She was making up ground late on the line and was past them right after the wire. She is sitting on the win going long on the grass.
MALIBU MUSIC: Was last seen running up the track at Del Mar last August. He came back in this $35k claimer and took a lot of cash as he went off at 3-1. He ran a much better-than-looked fourth and will be a great play next out and the price could be a lot better.