Friday's report listed winners TRUE SAINT, KIRBY'S PENNY, SISTER KAN, ALMITHMAAR, ANALYZE IT and UNDER AND OVER. The track seemed biased towards finishers, with many speed types run down in the last sixteenth.
ALMITHMAAR went wire-to-wire, so his win should be upgraded the next time he runs. ANALYZE IT ran like the good horse he is off the layoff from a bad post. He'll be an important grass horse in 2018. Trainer Tom Amoss is good at claiming, improving and finding excellent spots.
Saturday saw SMART REMARK, FINLEY'SLUCKYCHARM MONOMOY GIRL, and GOOD MAGIC at Keeneland all on the report. ARMY MULE, NATIONAL FLAG and VINO ROSSO graced the Aqueduct section with JUSTIFY and MIDNIGHT BISOU at Santa Anita.