No. 2 Dancing Lute gets her first start off the Bill Morey claim and he hits at around .40% first off the claim. No. 5 Miz Wounded Knee has her claiming price hacked in half and is at a better level today. No. 6 Devious Chick comes off a good maiden breaker and is also well spotted. 2-5-6
The red hot Bob Baffert has been taking all the maiden races and in this maiden race for 2yo fillies he sends out the expensive No. 2 Cadron and No. 8 Exotic Behavior, both of these first time starters like very live. 2-8
Tom Proctor is looking for that extra shipper money as he sends out No. 3 Lil Bit O’Fun with Gary Stevens in the irons and the price will be right. No. 4 Shadow Runner gets his first start off the 40k claim by Richard Baltas and this 4yo had a win and a second here last year on the grass from his two starts. 3-4
No. 9 Afflication will try and take his speed long again and could get brave, jockey Leparoux who rode Afflication in his last three starts moves to No. 12 Chocolatier who gets the big drop in class by Sadler.
No. 5 Saturday Nite Wish gets her second start off the layoff and first off the Ted West claim, her speed will play well at this 16k claiming price. No. 6 Abella gets in with the light weight and will be in a good stalking position from the bell. 5-6
No. 2 Kid Dreams is back from his two race uneventful trip to Canada and may wake up in this spot. No. 8 Lumberyard Jack won this race here last year almost a year to the day. 2-8
Exacta box 2-8 and win and place 8
No. 3 No Silent exits our HTW list ad looks set to fire a big shot. No. 5 Castaway and No. 6 Isn’t He Clever will be him main concern. 3-5-6
The day ends at Del Mar with maiden fillies and mares going 1-1/16 on the grass in a real puzzler. The best girl in the race is stuck on the also list No. 12 Coconut Cream Pie, the second best looking runner is stuck outside also No. 10 Sidepocket Run. 10-12
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