Making his first start since failing as the favorite in the 2010 Godolphin Mile (G2), Mahab Al Shimaal (G3) winner Desert Party rolled to a 3.5 length win in the Don Levine Memorial (Listed) at Philadelphia Park. Over seven furlongs, jockey David Cohen guided Desert Party from the rear of a compact field and never asked the Godolphin runner for much, winning geared down at the finish. Watch the Levine Memorial below.
On Sunday, Japanese star and Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) second Buena Vista was tagged on the line by longshot Nakayama Festa in the Takarazuka Kinen (G1). The 2,200 meter trip may have been the undoing of Buena Vista, who was entering off a win in the Victoria Mile (G1). Click HERE for more from Thoroughbred Times. In France, Youmzain continued his string of tough beats when nipped at the end of the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (G1) by Plumania. Click HERE for more from the Daily Racing Form.