E.M. MAXIMUS (Race five @AP, May 2, 2014, 6 furlongs, Starter Optional $20,000) The third choice stumbled badly at the gate and bore out losing significant ground early. Made a good effort to get in stalking position. He was in striking position at the top of the stretch when was bumped into another foes and forced to check harshly, losing all hope and dropping back around the furlong marker.
HONEYHUES (Race nine @CD, April 29, 2014, 1 1/16 Off turf, AOC 4X $100,00) The second choice beat a small but good field with a walk in the park. She waltz with an opening 25 seconds in the first quarter and was never challenged. Asked for a little run in the stretch but was geared down before reaching the wire to win by 7 lengths. Impressive, but there was no challenge.
ADDAR (Race three @ GP, May 2, 2104, One mile turf, Maiden Claiming $25,000) The sixth choice was squeezed at the start and trapped between foes eventually getting free and far back from the main body of the field. Gradually made progress down the backside and moved into the turn with a strong rally but was boxed in just before reaching the stretch. She was in good position awaiting room but was bothered noticeably at the top of the stretch and was forced out. She rallied well to get third.
ABLE BAKER CHARLIE (Race five @PIM, May 1, 2014, 1 1/16 Off turf, Starter $35,000) The favorite hopped at the start, endured minor bumping in the opening strides, raced up into contention before the first turn and the steadied from clipping heels in first turn. Anxious to run, he was taken six-seven wide away from other horses and remained in that position throughout the entire first turn and began running down the backstretch in that same position. Took the lead when entering the far turn and ran away from field for a three length win, but he was much better than that.
OUR GLITTER BALL (Race seven @SA, May 1, 2014, 6 furlongs, AOC $50,000) The fifth choice stumbled at the gate and was then rush into contention. Was in tight and then forced to steady in turn, dropping back and losing all hope.