Only a field of six for this two turner for two year old colts so precocious that all but one broke maiden at first asking, the majority earning excellent debut figures on the Thoro Graph scale.
Two caught the eye, both running fast but one, Self Sufficient (7-2), was extremely professional, not intimidated racing between horses throughout.
Showing gears in the process, he tipped out and finished very well, taking any drama out of the stretch run, winning well with something in reserve. Distance figures to be his friend in the future, maybe today.
Secret Chat’s (8-5) maiden win was fairly amazing. Breaking three lengths behind the field from the rail, he ran up into contention without any strong urging, found the pocket, waited, tipped out wide and rolled home.
Big, scopey, has unlimited potential but gate manners and stretch-out is worrisome.
After an open lengths maiden win, Vivieto (3-1) returned in the Proud Man, checked out early, angled to the far outside and was 4-5 wide turn-moving then, understandably, finished one-paced late.
In a rare opportunity for value on a Pletcher-trained two year old, taking Self Sufficient to win at 5-2 or greater and key-boxing exactas with his rivals above.