The thermometer may read 67 degrees, but it's chilly in the shade and the mood is a bit depressed in the stands.
With every announcement that The Pamplemousse has scratched, loud moans roll out of the grandstand.
Through three races, the most compelling was the last, with Hameildaeme (GB)winning the downhill turf race.
Race 4 has already turned into a bit of a downer. The Santana Mile Handicap will only start 4 runners after two late scratches. Rail Trip is currently 1/5 which makes 9/5 Dakota Phone a semi value and Cause at 8-1 real big value. Rail Trip comes in winning 4 straight.
And to give you a sense of the crowd, I'll leave you with this picture.