He might not readily admit it but Bill Mott has to know that Mucho (9-2) has not lived up to the promise he showed when he broke his maiden at Saratoga as a 2018 two-year-old.
He is faster on the Thoro-Graph scale than his rivals in today’s Allied Forces at Belmont Park but those were his dirt numbers.
While not a serious challenge for the win in his lone grass start, he did not race badly and Mott is willing to given him another try on turf turf, as am I.
Must admit we’re hoping that the course tightens up a bit by late Sunday afternoon as a firmer course would suit his formidable turn of foot when on his best game. Thus far, however, today’s trip suits him perfectly.
Taking Mucho to win at 3-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with course lover Elektronic (8-1) and Neverland Rock (7-2), picking up Johnny for the first time.
*Upon further review, adding Readyforprimetime (8-1) to the exotics mix
YESTERDAY: Made up for a recent brief slump as both Edisa ($5.20) and Spanish Mission ($6.20) got the job done–even as Jamie Spencer threw his lines away aboard the latter.