Saturday, July 26, 2014
Class Will Tell
It's unfortunate when the "best horse" is carrying a heavy package in a prep race but you can't honestly say you're comfortable trying to beat him: That's the case with Belmont winner Tonalist (8-5) in today's Grade 2 Jim Dandy, the quintessential Travers prep.
Even with Christophe Clement admitting that while his colt is very fit, he's left something in the tank for next time. But the problem is that he has all the versatility to handle any pace scenario, he can kick, owns the fastest energy figures, and he's proven at the highest level.
Taking Tonalist to win, no price restrictions, and an exacta box with price shot Legend (12-1) and the newly blinkered Wicked Strong (2-1.
Number of Selections since 2007: 1573
Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 478-305-242
Amount Wagered: $3,148 [to win only]
Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,232.20
Profit to Date: $84.20