Of course, it was, and 'Chappy' looks as strong here as Kingdom looked in the 2011 Preakness, given his superior performance figures and more accomplished record. For his part, Colletti must be forgiven his Cash Call fiasco and has worked brilliantly here in Hallendale for his return to turf. At this juncture, it seems Romans believes his colt is better on turf. So do we.
Taking Colletti to win at 7-2 or greater, and an exacta box with the favorite.
Running Totals: (1010) 311-202-145 Total Dollar Return: $2,158.20 [win selections only]