3-11. Winner in 4th [$3.70], 5th [$3.50] and 6th [$12.80]. That made for a cold R4-6 P3 [$29.80/$2]. Also, D-A-C-B in R1 [x 99.50, tri 577.00, super 2010.00]. A-B-C cold in R4 [ex $27.20/$2, tri $95.50/$2]. C-B-D-A in R9 [x 26.80, tri 183.50, super 295.00]. D-C-B in the crazy upset finish in R10 the featured G1 Vanderbilt [x 359.00, tri 1554.00].
19,762 attended. A downpour blew through about 15 minutes prior to the opener. Rain let up - but thunder rumbled with horses on the way to post for R1. A second shower a little later knocked all race off turf except R2. Weather was partly sunny, hot and humid.
Note: Barebones selections were up earlier - stats and notes have since been updated and analysis added below.
R3 and R10 are off the turf - with distance changes... R3/9F, R10/7F.
Paper Kite...Has some win-early breeding and connections that can pop first time.
Bustle...More breeding that might get it done.
Dreaming of Juile...Maybe a little more nuture than nature with regards to first-out potential - but certainly would be no surprise.
Midnite silver...In good form. Slight drop.
Hangover Kid...Turf race two back was a lifetime best Beyer.
Situational Ethics...And this one tossed a lifetime best Beyer last time.
On dirt: Ea, Sumo, Sr Henry, Ronin Dax, Mimito Boy.
Itsnottheright...Drops slightly off the claim for owner Repole.
Black Rhino...Drops and tries dirt. First career ride for Robbie Davis' kid Dylan.
Classic R and B.
My Kinda Party...Has perhaps some sneaky win-early breeding. Trainer can have them ready. Worked 10.1 prior to sale.
Everything Sweet...Breeding and a trainer who can win early with 'em up here.
Fierce...Experience counts and I might have rated this one higher except for the first-day-of-career jock. However, this is the kind that might be easy for a 10-pound bug - let 'er rip out of the gate~
He Ain't Bluffing...Moves MSW to mad clm.
Port Conway...Also makes the potent class move and cold be interesting on the stretchout.
Artist Colony...Probably better than debut.
Lucci the Lion...Win-early breeding with Lion Heart on top and a first-out winning sibling.
Maintainer...More win-early breeding and trainer.
Leap...Cleverly named runner could be live.
Spirit of Peac.
EIGHTH RACE $100K Waya
Sky Willow...Has Sheppard Special written all over it.
Pinch Pie...Better than latest.
Bizzy Caroline...Capable on best effort.
Air Support... Comes out of two second-place stakes finishes behind the speedy Turbo Compressor. Should go well here.
A Diehl...Has stretched out nicely on turf. Goes a touch further today but seems capable.
Crimson China...Seems primed to go well.
Los Ojitos...Might appreciate the class move.
Living My Dream...Also a class-dropper but might also benefit from the first-out education.
Chat Me Up...Ran well in a similar race last time.
Fun and Gains.
On dirt: Same
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