My value top Hard Aces edged Hoppertunity and paid $17.80.
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red, who worked a mile in 1:38.97 under Kent Desormeaux in company with Salty Kid after Sunday’s fourth race, will ship to New York July 1 for the $500,000 Dwyer Stakes on July 4, trainer and part owner Keith Desormeaux said. “He went the last half (mile) in 48 and three, the last eighth in (one) 11 and two, galloped out from the finish line to the seven eighths pole in (one) 12 and one. It looks like he’s fit. That’s why we do these things. It gets their adrenalin pumping. We train in beautiful Southern California most every morning in 50 and 60 degree weather and this horse has never been taxed over a period of more than six months except for his second in the San Vicente on Feb. 1. With the recent hot temperatures we’ve had here, I just wanted to tax his body a little bit in preparation for the New York heat. There probably will be high heat and humidity in New York, so I tried to simulate that in his work and I think we did that Sunday.”
That's back-to-back bet down POD winners. Thieves Guild won easy and paid $6.10. Tomorrow's HRN play is the 7th race from GP.
Puget Sound ($6) was bet down to 2-1 and did get there. 4-7-5-3.
Hollendorfer reports Santa Anita Handicap winner Shared Belief “doing fine” as he recovers from an injured right hip suffered in the Charles Town Classic, but said he “wasn’t sure what the time frame is” on the gelding’s return to the track.
Trainer Keith Desormeaux sent Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red six furlongs from the gate in company Saturday morning under brother Kent Desormeaux in 1:14.60 in preparation for the $500,000 Dwyer Stakes at one mile July 4 at Belmont Park. Stablemate Go Long was clocked in 1:15.40. “He looks tremendous in flesh and in color,” said clocker Toby Turrell of Winner’s Card, speaking of Texas Red. “He’s carrying his weight beautifully and went by his mate easily. He’s right on course. He has more flesh on him than he’s ever had before.”
Trainer Simon Callaghan still hopes to make the Los Alamitos Derby on July 4 with Firing Line, despite the fact that the Kentucky Derby runner-up missed a scheduled workout Saturday due to a sore right foot. “It took four days to get right, but he’ll be back on schedule,” Callaghan said. “We’re still looking at the Los Al Derby. It’s going to be little tighter now but I think we still should be able to make it.”
Rattataptap ran well but could not quite get to post time favorite Baruta.
Nice call, Mary. It was #13 Theatre Star over #2 Latique & #10 Lady of Gold.
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