Pocahontas – Grade II [BC]
1 1/16 Mile Dirt Stake Purse $200.000 Filly 2 Year Olds.
1st Kaikoura Smokey Stover McMahon C J
Got into a good position from his wide draw and ran on really strongly to win this race by a length. Its good to see this horse finally getting the big win and at only 15.1hh there is plenty of growing and improvement in him. This win was made all the better by being handicapped by a 9% jockey so i am thinking he is much better than the final winning margin suggests.
2nd Viking Birthday Delta Farms Quinonez A
Thrown to the front by the outside speed push she got away with some soft fractions but couldnt last home. This was a brilliant effort from a nightmare draw and as she also had the handicap of a 9% jockey i am thinking she could be even better.
3rd Mach Eight First Class Stable Rocco J S Jr
Ran much better today than she did in the Adirondack and clearly is a top of the ground filly.Not much came from behind today and she was the best of the closers.
4th Heartworm Hanny Jive Inc. Santana R Jr
Taken back from the wide draw she flew home for fourth and will be a better filly for a better draw especially if she can learn to lay up a bit closer to the pace.