The Bloom Handicap – Grade II
6 1/2 Furlongs Dirt Stake Purse $300.000 Filly & Mare 3 Year Olds And Up.
1st Where To Find Me Mb Stables Velazquez J R
The wide draw and top weight werent enough to stop the best horse in the field from winning pretty cosily in the end. Backed off the early pace she made good ground and took command down the stretch to win by a length. This was her third win in a row after a run of five fourths in a row including last seasons BC fillies and mares sprint. She must be close to qualifying for that race again now and i wouldnt be surprised to see her cash a cheque again.
2nd Steel Calling Mb Stables Saez L
Made it a one two for the champion trainer running the stalk but having no answers for her classier stable mate. Another fair effort.
3rd Lady Opus John Henry Ortiz J L
Managed to stop a clean sweep for Mb Stables by running on into third. This was a much better effort after two disappointing efforts and will give her owner a little hope going forward.
4th Sharp Terms Mb Stables Bejarano R
Closed up with less than a furlong to run but didnt quite stay the extra half furlong and ended up a close fourth. Not a bad effort but she still has to make her mark in this grade.