We think not. Clearly, the Cox trainer with the unfortunate name is deseRving of 7-5 overnight favoritism in today’s Jerome Stakes. He was competitive in Churchill’s G2 Jockey Club Stakes and will from mini-turnback on a one-turn trip.
But Eagle Orb (9-5) has a tad more experience and is even faster on the Thoro-Graph scale, albeit in wet footing. But Rudy trainee has been effective on any surface and his outside draw in the five-horse gives Manny Franco more options at decision tome.
Taking Eagle Orb to win and a cold 4-2 exacta. Wishing a safe a speedy journey to all in 2021.