FIRST RACE: 1. Athens, 2. Tosheen, 3. Apollo Ten. LONG SHOT: Sea Preacher.
Jockey Rafael Bejarano had his choice of several horses in this spot and ends up on this maiden breaker. Looking like a good claim for trainer Doug O’Neill.
Jerry Hollendorfer claimed this 2-year-old filly off trainer Phil D’Amato and now puts apprentice jockey David Lopez aboard. Hollendorfer is 27% first off the claim. Look for speed from the gate.
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Thursday’s top choice winners: 3 (Seattle Serenade $4, first race; Courageous Dave $3.20, fourth; My Dynamo $14.40, sixth)
Thursday’s second choice winners: 2 (Tough It Out $12.40, fifth; Richard’s Boy $9, seventh)
Thursday’s third choice winners: 2 (No Tricks for Jack $6.60, second; Tiz Pleasant $6.60, eighth)
Thursday’s long shot winners: 0