Maybe the better question, given the deep freeze, is whether an interesting, competitive grass event will remain on that surface?
Hope so because while he not the fastest horse in this race on performance figures, he is forward on the Thoro-Graph scale, showing the kind of incremental improvement that should continue development.
Clear Vision (10-1) s a 3-year-old against older and faster yet he’s one of the few getting class relief as he exits an overnight stakes at Parx now returns to his proper level vs. preliminary allowance types.
He’ll save ground with his inside draw, should have decent pace up front–although one never can count on that on grass–gets a switch to strong finishing Jorge Vargas, going second Lasix for the Jeremiah O’Dwyer barn, 19% profitable with its ship-ins.
We’ll bet our money at 51 or greater and key-box the Artie Schiller colt in exotics with fresh Chad Brown favorite, Spirit Animal (5-2), distance-loving Everyonelovesjames (4-1) and very sharp maiden graduate Chantry Flats (9-2).
YESTERDAY: Scatnap was a program scratch.