Race note: Winner was 9-5* for Clemente that likely wasn’t cranked first time out as he won with his other entry. Pace seemed quick and closers finished 1-2.
Trip Note: Broke well. Clean. Earned a clear stalking trip down the backstretch. Leader was also clear. Was going along fine and then midway in the far turn this one stopped cornering a bit, allowing the pocket sitter to take his spot. Was 3W now and asked to accelerate with the top 2. Ran OK in lane, outfinishing the early leader and the pocket sitter, but no match for the stretch runners. Late steady meant nothing – was already beat. Overall this was a good trip and his trouble was self-caused in the turn when lugging. Not sure how much more is here – but improved speed shown for sure.
Race Note: Was 6-1 ML. Track bias – none. MTO entrant & 6-5* for Clemente gets a nice view of the parking lot and wins easy. Aside from the winner, 1-2-3 early finished exactly 2-3-4. This one was one of only 2 in the race with experience. The other ran a troubled 3rd.
Trip Note: Away best & straight to the lead. On hold and uncontested. Pace seemed on slower side. Pretty much had it her own way until late in turn when she was asked to kick on. Given the trip I would have expected better and believe the one inside of her today is quicker.
Race Note: ML meaningless as this race came off turf. Winner was 1-1* from Mark Casse barn.
Trip Note: Away well enough. In between early. Not the best spot through the turn and pretty wide at the midway point of the turn. Pretty decent kick into the stretch. Didn’t switch leads until midway in stretch and tired late while in between. Could have easily run third and in my opinion was 3rd best.
Race Note: Was 15-1 ML. MTO entrant for Clemente wins from the parking lot. Aside from the winner, 1-2-3 early finished 2-3-4.
Trip Note: Was away fine. Earned a good stalking trip with a clear shot throughout on a seemingly slow pace. Was all in by the midway point of the far turn. Boxed all the way to the wire but could easily argue that he stuck around b.c of the slow pace. Will need a huge move up IMO.
Race Note: Was 5-1 ML. Was bet well enough. Winner was a FTS for Terranova that was destroyed at the windows (from 6-1 ML to 2-1*)
Trip Note: Break was average and with majority of field. Ridden for speed. Just wasn’t quick enough. Settled at rail backstretch. Was running fine and shuffled into far turn, losing ground and two positions. Not good and back to last now. Ran well through the turn, Rosario allowing him to get moving on mostly his own courage. Not tipped out into stretch. Kept in behind and driven through the lane. Good stretch run and looked like an education. Galloped out with top 2. Underrated performance for sure.
Race Note: Was 6-1 ML. Winner was 9-5* for Clemente that likely wasn’t cranked first time out as he won with his other entry. Pace seemed quick and closers finished 1-2.
Trip Note: Awa OK. Nudged for speed and had some but pausing early and shuffled, losing a bit of ground and a few positions. Good run early on backstretch and great trip from here to the wire. Plenty of open air in front now and got to dive into the far turn. Saved ground throughout turn and making up ground on field. Eased out to go around tired front runners late in stretch and lost a bob for the win.
Race Note: Was 12-1 ML. Chad Brown had 2 in here – one winning and the other running 3rd. Pletcher runner finished 2nd was likely best. Winner had great trip stalking at rail and eased out for the win.
Trip Note: Was away well and clean. Some early ask and nice speed, rider not having to work hard for her to make the top. Clear lead early. Engaged by eventual place finisher early in the turn. Dueled turn. Saved ground throughout turn and all out at top of stretch. When headed her gate noticeably changed and she hated it. Was green the rest of the way. She’ll be a blast off as she hates being behind.
Race Note: Was 5-1 ML. Winner was Chad Brown FTS that was green and won for fun.
Trip Note: Broke well. Clean. Ask and straight to the lead. Nothing much to see here. She had some speed – was bumped along in the turn to keep of the stalker – and couldn’t as the winner was much too good for these. This was a very respectable effort given the speed shown and the winning connections.
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Race Note: Was 12-1 ML. Winner was Chad Brown FTS that was green and won for fun.
Trip Note: Was away fine. Clean. Another who had a clear shot throughout but just wasn’t good enough as winner was much too good for these. Was likely 3rd best as place horse got put away early and this one picked up place money while in the clear on outside and chasing winner rather than being put away (as was Hallajoori).