SOUTHERN FIREBALL: First time starter took some action and ran a much better than looked third after a tough trip. Look for her to visit the winner’s circle in next start.
GOOD TIME SALLY: Had not raced since last April when running second here at Hollywood. She was entered in this tough straight maiden race going 6 furlongs on the grass. Sally almost got there, but just did get nailed on the line in a perfect ride by Joel Rosario on the chalk. $$$
RED WHITE AND BREW: Exits the same race as the above mentioned Good Time Sally. She was also coming back off a layoff and showed high speed. Was part of four horses on the wire. She may not stop next time around.
SUSAN’S WILDCAT: Exits the same race as Good Time Sally and Red White And Brew, Susan may have been best, but got boxed in on the rail and had to be checked off heels in midstretch. Kept coming and just did miss by less than a length. No mistake for this girl in her next start and she will win. Keep an eye on this race as it could end up being key. $$$$$
MAUI MARK: Just exploded down the stretch in this turf sprint and won going away. This guy looks like a repeater as he loves this 6 furlong turf layout.
WELL MONIED: Was going a flat mile on this speed favoring turf course. She got bumped early and was far back. Came out on the second turn to make her run, but was at least six wide into the stretch. Did rally on her own under a hand ride and cruised right by them in a scary performance. $$$$$
HIYA SILVER: Broke in the air and lost his chance at the win. Made a big wide run and was flying late to miss the place money by a half length.
CAPTAIN STEEL: Bobbled at the start and had no shot after that as this front runner was dead last. Did make some ground up late under his own power and finished fifth behind the up and coming Canonize.
CANDY PULL: Was going 6 furlongs on the grass, having never showed early speed in any of his past races even going long. Went right to the front in this race and never looked back. Interesting to see what this guy does next time out for the low profile trainer Jesus Mendoza.
GOLDEN GATE FIELDS
DA HEAT: First time starter took plenty of action going off 9-5 in a race that the favorite was odds on. Da Heat checked in the opening strides and was wide into the first turn. She just sat until the top of the stretch and exploded down the lane to win going away. It was a great effort for a 32K maiden first-time starter going a mile. $$$$$
ROOSEVELT: Ran very good in his first start since last October and could be set for a winning run in his next start.
SMILING TIGER: This was a race that you had to see to believe. 2yo maiden going 4 furlongs, Tiger was a first time starter who they were just unloading on in all the picks and betting him on the win end. He was just going nuts in the post parade and threw his jock two times before running him down. The jockey got back on and all of us sitting there could not believe they were going to let him run. They did and he blitzed them by six lengths. Very scary stuff.
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