The Classic: Game On Dude – The events of Super Saturday haven’t scared me away from him. Mucho Macho Man and Ron the Greek ran impressive races, but both have had trouble putting together two peak efforts.
The Distaff: Royal Delta – Princess of Sylmar got the best of her Saturday, but I have a feeling Royal Delta will be a tuned up and ready to rock on Distaff day. The loss could have helped our price!
The Mile: Wise Dan – Lock of the Breeders Cup! Wise Dan is unbelievable right now. We know that nobody in this country can even come close to him, so who the European’s bring will be his biggest challengers.
The Sprint: Fast Bullet – Saturday’s events didn’t clear anything up in this division. Still a very wide open contest at this point.
The Filly and Mare Turf: Dank – So impressive on Arlington Million day! Very confident in this ones chances.
The Turf: Big Blue Kitten – Even though he lost, I think this one is doing so well. Thought he was much the best in the Hirsch, and know the mile and one-half will be to his liking.
The Juvenile Fillies: Untapable – Loved her win at Churchill last time out, and she definitely has room for improvement off that race. Asmussen two-year olds have been dazzling this year.
The Juvenile: Strong Mandate – Certainly the number one candidate right now, but this group of two-year old males look to be strong. We’ll find out more in the coming weeks.
The Turf Sprint: Mizdirection – Defending champion will be tough to beat on the downhill turf course. She’s never been beaten on that track.
The Filly and Mare Sprint: Reenesgotzip – Major challengers are lining up behind her in this one. This could be one of the more exciting races of the entire event.
The Dirt Mile: Graydar – He will be hard to bet against no matter where he enters. Came back from the layoff better than ever; lets hope he lands in this spot!
The Juvenile Turf: Bashart – It doesn’t look like my first pick Boji Moon is pointing towards this one, so I’ll go with Bashart for now. Likely to change…
The Juvenile Fillies Turf: Granny Mc’s Kitten – Really liked her races at Saratoga this summer. The Euro shippers will have something to say in this race, but Granny Mc’s Kitten is pretty solid.
The Marathon: Sky Kingdom – His win at Santa Anita over a distance of ground gives him an edge over the competition at this time. Still, this is always a difficult race to handicap.