Winning trainer Shug McGaughey said, “It was a funny run race with the strange pace. He (Lezcano) did a good job of keeping him out of trouble. This horse is still learning and knowing he can go this distance gives us more options. We’ll see where we go from here. He still has conditions.”
Reflecting held a safe margin of 2 ¼ lengths at the finish over Naipaul Chatterpaul’s Game Ball with Brian Miller’s Gossip Column another 2 ¼ lengths back in third. Reflecting paid $4.80 for $2 to win and was timed the unusual distance in 2:23:79 over ‘firm’ ground after winning for the second time in nine starts.
Who’s Hot: Jockeys Javier Castellano, Luis Saez and Joe Rocco, Jr. each won two races, both of Rocco’s trained by Michael Matz.
Rainbow 6 Carryover: $1,007,646.23