The Factor, stamping himself as one of the fastest 3-year-olds in training, rocketed to the front and never looked back when capturing the Grade 2, $150,000 San Vicente Stakes over seven furlongs on Sunday at Santa Anita.
The vastly improved Comma to the Top won his fourth straight race, and first in graded company, leading from start to finish in the Grade 3, $100,000 Generous Stakes for 2-year-olds on the turf on Saturday at Hollywood Park.
Sweet August Moon, winless in her first four starts this year following a nine-month layoff, won her second straight race, both in graded company, in the Grade 3, $147,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap on Sunday at Del Mar.
Trainer Jim Cassidy completed a sweep of the opening weekend's graded stakes races at Del Mar when favored Evening Jewel captured the Grade 2, $150,000 San Clemente Handicap for 3-year-old fillies on turf on Sunday.
Rainbow View overcame some early trouble and further traffic at the top of the stretch to close resolutely and capture the Grade 3, $100,000 Gallorette Handicap for older female turf horses on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.
The Kentucky Derby is now less than two weeks away, but the final 20-horse field won't be solidified until at least Saturday, when two horses trying to make Hail Mary attempts to get into the Derby field run in the Grade 3, $200,000 Derby Trial.
Trainer Alexis Barba and owners Ellen and Peter Johnson completed a sweep of the day's stakes races for 3-year-old males on Saturday at Santa Anita when Alphie's Bet romped to a 2¼-length victory in the Grade 3, $150,000 Sham Stakes.