Under bright, sunny skies, Robert V. LaPenta’s pair of Brave Victory
and Miner's Escape
worked in tandem after the break under jockey Rajiv Maragh and exercise
rider Eddie Cruz, respectively, going a half-mile in :48.66 over the
fast main track. The time was the fifth-fastest of 14 at the distance.
Also after the break, Kalarikkal and Vilasini Jayaraman’s Summer Bird
went five furlongs under Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux, with New
York Racing Association clockers catching him in 1:01.89, the
fifth-fastest of nine moves at the distance.