"We got beat, but I'm satisfied," said trainer Richard Dutrow. "She ran her race. We've really got no excuses; everything went our way. She was outrun by a good horse."Bridgmohan added, "She ran hard. I don't think she punched the way she did in the Comely a few weeks ago, but she gave me a little run. We got beat by an improving horse."Santos' day began with a major Southern newspaper questioning if he had something in his hand during the running of the Kentucky Derby. As a result of the article, Santos and his attorney are expected to meet with Kentucky authorities on Monday.The rest of the day became hectic with 10,193 fans and a bevy of reporters and photographers already at the track to watch Funny Cide, bound for next Saturday's Preakness (gr. I), school in the paddock before the third race in his first public appearance since the Kentucky Derby.Santos kept his composure and demonstrated his ability in the Nassau County. There appeared to be nowhere to go, but when a seam opened Santos shot his mount through for the victory."He had to put her in between horses so she wouldn't run off with him," Jerkens. "She finished full of run. She got a break today with it only being a four-horse race, and I guess, the second horse wasn't as good today as she was last time." The Florida-bred grey/roan daughter of French Deputy from the Relaunch dam Bill Back won for the fourth time in nine starts. She was coming off a smashing 8 1/2-length victory in the Legal Light at Delaware Park on a sloppy track. Her first graded stakes triumph for Shields, vice chairman of The New York Racing Association's Board of Trustees, pushed House Party's career bankroll over the $300,000 mark.House Party paid $6.50 and $2.30. Cyber Secret returned $2.10. There was no show payoff. The $2 exacta was worth $9.90.(Chart, Equibase)
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