William de Burgh's TUSCAN EVENING (Ire) (Oasis Dream [GB]) tracked just in
behind the pacesetting Czechers (Indian Charlie) in Monday's $150,000 Buena Vista H. (G2) at Santa Anita, easily overhauled that rival in the stretch
and drew off to score by 2 1/4 lengths on the wire.
"I knew the number four (Czechers) had speed and that he (jockey Kent
Desormeaux) could send him or try to put pressure on me," jockey Rafael Bejarano
said. "He sent him, so I wanted to stay behind him and let my horse stay more
relaxed. From the three-eighths, my horse has a good turn of foot, she can
really fly. She came running and I didn't have to worry about anybody else
coming late. I was on the best horse."