If I listened to my "west coast' bias tendencies, I'd go for Shared Belief (if he only ran at least twice more - sigh). But with that being said, i personally think it's down to HC and Liam's Map. HC did run against top competition throughout the season and not only in one specific state. He has thrown in a few clunkers but when he was good, he was very good. But i do think Liam's Map was a freakishly fast, good colt and his only loss (to HC) was his first start against a Grade 1 group and he ran fast early, got a little tired at the end but was gritty and did still beat Tonalist, etc). (IMO) He should've ran in BC Classic but who's to say what the "real" reasoning was behind Pletcher and the horse owner's thoughts to abruptly chance course and run in the Dirt Mile instead. Wish we had a clear understanding but I still think he was a freak and showed in his last two wins that he is (was - if this was his last season) a talented, freakishly fast, classy horse. I think he might eek out a nose bob over HC. But then again, a la Whitney, HC might get at the wire and I wouldn't be disappointed or surprised either way.
Another wide open turf stakes at "where the turf meets the surf" this Sunday. Like Recepta and Olorda.
Pretty wide open race...going with Tusk, Ninety One Assault and Rare Candy
Missed most of racing this Turkey weekend but looking to salvage something on Sunday with a few races including this one at WO. Going with the Royals...Royal Blessing and Royal Son.
Perfect Title has an upset chance here.
If Frivolous runs here, she would be the deserving favorite with her CD stakes win this year and the last couple of races against the top of her division. But I'm hoping the up and comer Tiz So Sweet and comebacker Birdatthewire will make their presence felt in this one as well.
Like Scarly Charly and Amelia's Wild Ride.
Going with Point Piper and Rebranded
That's good to hear...the Clark will still be a good betting race. Waiting to see if Dortmund is entered for the Native Diver.
That's too bad...takes some luster off the race...hope he runs at DMR.
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