Race 2 -- #6 Joking Sam - Just another Doug O’Neill claim. He retained part ownership with two others as they put up 25k for this maiden claimer. He put in a poor effort as the 5/2 second choice last time out. But, look for this guy to improve big time in his first start for O’Neill.
Race 5 -- # 9 Sparks Flying - Was in from Churchill Downs and looked to have a good shot in this 1 1/16 turf route. She had a wide trip most of the way, splitting horses in midstretch. Had to be steadied when in tight and did not go on after that. Look for a better effort next time out and a possible visit to the winner’s circle.
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