07/05/2013 2:47PM

Pleasanton: Skydreamin, Tupelo Cush rematched in Everett Nevin

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Skydreamin, on the outside, outfinishes Tupelo Cush on the rail and Olympic Jumble in the Lost in the Fog

The $50,000-added Everett Nevin Stakes on Sunday at the Alameda County Fair rematches Skydreamin and Tupelo Cush, who were separated by a head as the one-two finishers in the Lost in the Fog Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on June 15. A full field of 10 2-year-olds will contest the 5 1/2-furlong race at the Pleasanton, Calif., racetrack.

Skydreamin, an $80,000 purchase at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s auction of 2-year-olds in March, overcame more than his share of trouble in the Lost in the Fog, which was his career debut. Ridden by Russell Baze, he broke alertly but veered in and then checked, dropped back, and rallied to win the five-furlong Tapeta race with a Beyer Speed Figure of 43.

“He did everything wrong,” trainer Jeff Bonde said.

“He’s a big, strong colt. He showed he’s a competitor. A lot of times babies get discouraged when things happen.”

Baze, who will ride him again, called Skydreamin “talented” but green after the race.

Tupelo Cush, trained by Walther Solis, came into the Lost in the Fog off a victory in a $50,000 maiden-claiming race at Betfair Hollywood Park. He dueled for the lead for the entire race and finished a nose in front of third-place finisher Olympic Jumble in a blanket finish. Olympic Jumble is not entered in the Everett Nevin.

Pheisty Kid earned the highest Beyer Speed Figure in the field, a 61, when he won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden race at Hollywood in his second start. He ran third in his debut, which set him up for the big second-race performance, said Sergio Ledezma, who trains Pheisty Kid for owner-breeder Billy Hipwell.

“The first race did him a lot of good,” Ledezma said. “I always liked him. He moved nice and was very athletic.”

The 61 Beyer was the third best recorded by a Northern California 2-year-old this year, behind She’s a Tiger’s 68 opening weekend here and Olympic Jumble’s 62 in his debut.

Loop Current Eddie has run second in both his starts while splitting decisions with Pheisty Kid. He has good early speed and improved in his second start from a 54 Beyer to a 59.

“He’s been unfortunate not to win, but I think he’s coming on good,” trainer Steve Sherman said. “He’s been working competitively with an allowance filly.”

Loop Current Eddie is a full brother to multiple stakes winner Jet West, who earned more than a half-million dollars, and a half-brother of Jetin Excess, who won three stakes as a 2-year-old before finishing second in the Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet.