It might have taken a while but it certainly it appears that, if his maiden breaker here on MAR 25, RACE 6 is any measure, Shug McGaughey has gotten a late developing son of Medaglia d’Oro, North Dakota (6-1), right where he needs to be.
Coming from far back in his maiden score, I’m sure of the quality of the competition but I’m certain the 4YO has a brilliant turn of foot, which Antonio Gallardo cut loose at mid-far turn, the momentum carrying him 5-wide at headstretch before sprinting away impressively.
The spacing of 35 days is perfect, as is the weekly workline at his Payson Park base for this and the extreme outside post should be no factor as he is sure to drop far off the pace early. This is a pretty salty group with lots of high profile connections but ability should win the day.
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The early line is probably a pipe dream but we will take him straight-would grudgingly settle for half the morning line, and we’re key boxing exacta with the very sharp hard-hitting claimer Last Promise (9-2) and the likely rebounder That Quality (6-1).