As tough is this game is, trainers usually are content the morning after they win a race. But dont show up Sunday morning expecting to find Allen Jerkens and Patrick Biancone wearing ear-to-ear smiles.

Biancone won two races prior to the Grade 2 Lexington Stakes, the last major race of the Kentucky Derby pre season. Both those winners were coming off lengthy layups, as was Biancones Lexington favorite, Belgravia.

The three-year-old was awful. He stalked comfortably in predictable Polytrack fractions but had nothing to offer when the real running came, where it always comes these days at the new Keeneland; in the lane. Slews Tizzy was close up but he fired, drawing off with shocking ease.

Is Tizzy a serious Derby contender? Lets put it this way; I dont think winning jockey Robbie Albarado Jr. will give up the Derby mount on Curlin for Gregory Foxs upstart. But credit Fox for pointing to the Lexington and being correct at 40-1. Tizzy will win his share if not spotted too ambitiously.

Jerkens, meanwhile, had a virtual lock on the Bed o Roses at Aqueduct. He had the lead covered with the sudden Any Limit, and the rear locked up with distance specialist Swap Fliperoo. As it turned out, Any Limit left her best form in Florida and Swap Fliperoo was d-u-l-l, a very hard-ridden third. Any Limit, odds-on, finished off the board.

Carmandia got good this winter. She stayed good yesterday, coming from last, up the fence, beneath Mike Luzzi as the well meant second favorite. She ran her race; Jerkens fillies didnt. Magnolia Jackson stayed gamely for place after racing Any Limit into defeat.

Meanwhile, it wasnt a wasted trip for Any Limits rider, Rafael Bejarano. He won the nightcap for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, who was winning with the third of his last five Florida shippers.