Trainer Howard Belvoir has had great success the last few years in the
Governor's Handicap, a trend he hopes to continue Sunday in the
venerable stakes with both Assessment and Wasserman.
won the Governor's in 2007 and 2008, and Assessment and Wasserman
finished second and third last year as Atta Boy Roy won the 2009
Governor's in 1:14 1/5 for 6 ½ furlongs.
Of course, Belvoir is
hoping for more of the same Sunday, but Assessment has yet to show the
form he displayed last season while capturing Horse of the Meeting
honors. His first two starts have yielded a fifth in the Seattle
Handicap at six furlongs and a distant sixth in the Budweiser Handicap
at one mile. Noosa Beach won both events impressively and has moved to
the head of the class in the handicap division.