One horse I would throw into the mix for the sprint award, is The Lumber Guy. For a 3 Y/O to defeat his elders in a Gr1 is a huge feather in his cap (not to mention his other wins). Should he run in the B.C. Sprint and win he would certainly get my vote. He's a very fast and talented horse, who stays under alot of peoples radar.
He absolutely blew the doors off that field. Great ride by Luzzi giving him a perfect ride. Would love to see him run in the Red Legends at Charles Town in June for the 400K purse. Hushion had great success in that race last year with JP's Gusto.
I like The Lumber Guy in here. Hushion wheeling back on short rest s very aggressive from him, not to mention the 1 turn and cutback in distance should really fit The Lumber Guy better. Inside post draw is a disadvantage but I believe he's good enough to overcome that.
Excellent spot for his return, the gelding is always in good form.
He's all racehorse, glad I was there to see the race.
Though I only know Bob through FB, his class shines through 24/7/365. Wishing continued success to Drawing Away Stables and all it's partners.
It will be interesting to see how he does going around 2 turns. They paid the late nomination for the TC, so that says something about their confidence in him. Hushion is a tremendous trainer, who should never be overlooked.
I also believe Mark Valeskis sire Proud Citizen finished 2nd in the Derby if I remember correctly. 2 horses I like on pedigree alone are Fed Biz by Giants Causeway out of a Wild Again mare, and Ender Knievel by Distorted Humor out of an A P Indy mare.....neither have any graded earnings yet, but they could be dangerous.
Just to add one more thing regarding Mark Valeski, his broodmare sire is Fortunate Prospect who also just happens to be the broodmare sire of Ron The Greek. I believe he just won a "little race" out west at 10 furlongs. :-)
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