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JULY 24, 2019–Saw some interesting performances today with an eye towards the future.

Nothing exciting about a Chad Brown turf runner making season’s debut on the turf, winning, and paying $3.30.

But if he goes from this optional allowances into a graded stakes company next out, he will be interesting proposition.

Ridden with disdainful confidence by Javier Castellano, Annals of Time waited to pounce–and continued to wait.

Finally, when the moment came, Javier angled him six wide into the stretch, put his field away in midstretch–but he wasn’t done.

Even after getting out in the clear, his turn of late foot was extraordinary. Appears to be a budding grass star.

Lost a tough bet with first-timer Irish Mias in a loaded baby race. Virtually eliminated at the start and trailing badly, he made a wild, nearly three- furlong run at the rail, tipped out entering stretch,and finished second to well meant second-timer Another Miracle, an American Pharoah colt.

Half-brother to Irish War Cry won’t be a maiden long; you won’t get rich.

Our horse to watch trifecta concludes with Albie, third finisher in a NY Stallion turf stakes for three-year-olds. The new gelding made two runs and was asked seriously approaching headstretch at a loss of ground and momentum.

The winning Rinaldi ran away with it. And there was just as much daylight behind second finisher Funny Guy and Albie, whose sophomore debut and second turf start was first rate; making today’s personal next-out Tri.

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