Jan 30, 2001 7:28 AM

Lying Brian — Lost all chance in last when forced to check in first turn and then forced to chase the field going three wide before tiring. Play him back only if Prado rides back.

Whatis Is — Broke from post nine and chased the pace to far turn, making a three wide move before being jostled to lose all forward momentum. Graduation should come soon with Chavez in the irons.

In Frank’s Honor — Trailed from the start before finding his best stride while making four wide move on the far turn and into the stretch. Was blocked, then angled in and closed willingly for third. Watch for Bailey to ride this Mott Trainee back.

Owsley — Broke slow when horse next to her stumbled at the start. She again was bothered in the first turn before she found her best stride to get the lead in the stretch and was run down from behind. Just needs a better start with Prado in the saddle.


Will Oblige — Bumped around at the start to get away poorly, but he quickly recovered to show good speed while racing wide and had to steady in the stretch drive. Got bumped again, which resulted in that horse’s disqualifications. Now, going for new barn and only needs a clean trip.

Coyote Lakes — Allowed to settle back early before he found his best stride while making a powerful four wide move around the far turn. Finished gamely on the outside. That was a Grade 3 race. Look for him to blow away the competition in allowance company.

Foreign Vengeance — Racing in mid pack before he found a new gear, but the rider lost his whip and he showed nothing for the stretch drive. Deserves another chance.

Karakorum’s Lisa — This three-year-old maiden filly, bred in New York, was outrun early before finding her best stride to make a big four wide move on the turn. Finished gamely for the place. Could graduate next time out.

CONFIDENCE — Should end up as a nice claim for Levine, who haltered this guy for $12,500 out of a mile and 70-yard event. Played the bridesmaid’s role. He couldn’t catch the winner, but was miles in front of the rest of the field.

SHELBY LANE — The race was listed at a mile, but in his last this 4-year old must have traveled a 16th longer. No wonder he couldn’t finish better than third. Given a decent chance, he should notch his second win in no time.


A La Reine — Mandella filly was unlucky to lose last race when she had to duel three wide and two wide on the turn, only to lose by a neck. Play her back with Solis in the irons.

Lady HeatheR — She was three wide in first turn and up the backstretch, two wide on the far turn and still showed a lot of heart to finish willingly. She looks ready to graduate.

Rosanda — Lost all chance in last when crowded and pinched back early, then came out five wide to finish evenly but was no threat. Toss that one out. Play back if Espinoza stays aboard.

Really A Lush — Young filly raced well, had to make a four wide move in the lane, and gained the place. What’s important here is she now switches to the powerful Mike Mitchell barn.

SWIFT TERMS — Has more ability that he showed in his last, which was a puzzler. Actually, he never did get into the hunt though having run creditably earlier. Best to junk the race and try again.

SPECIAL TIMES — Sophomore really looked special the way he scored in his debut while going 11/16 miles. He’s well-bred, being by Seeking The Gold out of a Nijinsky II mare, and well-trained. (Baffert had him ready for this one.) A late-running style indicates that distance will be no problem.

PENNY VIDEO — Connections were unlucky this filly was beaten at 11-10, but they were lucky she wasn’t claimed. She had a ton of excuses, including getting banged around in the late going. She fits well going a distance with $16,000 claimers.

FLEETSTREET DANCER — If there was anything in the race going faster than this colt in his debut recently, I didn’t see it. He was flying through the stretch while traveling just 5 ½ furlongs. Don’t expect to get 92-1 next time.


First Stringer — He was allowed to settle back early, then made move going wide on turn and finished steadily. He’ll get another chance while racing for new connections.

Tierra Del Sol — Broke from outside post and stalked the pace while going wide throughout. Gave way in the stretch. Looked like a good speed tightner.

Delight of Summer — Found himself attending the pace while going four wide throughout and finished evenly. Will play back if Lumpkins stays aboard.

Lunar Surprise — She was allowed to settle back early before making big four wide move around the far turn before flattening out in stretch drive. Toss out that one if Carr stays aboard.

MILLENNIUM SONG — Didn’t have the legs to go the whole mile, especially after having cut out strong fractions while leading the pack around the oval. Should benefit from the effort. Can come right back against non-winners of two.

AT MIDNIGHT — Maybe it was too much to expect this filly to score them back-to-back, but she turned in a solid second effort to just get nipped at the wire. Big-hearted filly should conquer a field wearing the $12,500 non-winners of two tag.

HIGH HIGH HIGH — Might have won his last if he hadn’t been shuffled back so bad on the turn. Still, he put in a strong finish and ended up with a minor check. Seems to be ready to tally.