FIRST RACE: 1. Jade With Envy, 2. Majestic Minister, 3. Thundering Gale. LONG SHOT: Loveintheshadows.
Jockey James Graham is a very good rider on the turf, but hasn’t had a chance to shot it yet at Del Mar. He gets aboard this 5-year-old mare taking a drop in class for trainer Richard Baltas, who is a 20% conditioner on the green stuff.
Always been a big fan of this son of Munnings ever since beating American Pharoah last year. The grass is really where he wants to run and he gets a class test here after winning an allowance race on the green two races back for trainer Dan Hendricks and jockey Fernando Perez.
NINTH RACE: 1. Peppy Bolly, 2. It’s Aine, 3. Rosewhitenblue. LONG SHOT: Lazy Daisy May.
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Saturday’s top choice winners: 2 (Nyquist $4, fifth race; Ultimate Holiday $15, seventh)
Saturday’s second choice winners: 2 (Sayitright Kat $6.60, second; Nextdoorneighbor $4.60, ninth)
Saturday’s third choice winners: 2 (Young Brian $4.40, third; Dallas Skyline $13, sixth)
Saturday’s long shot winners: 0