Despite the fact that he once again is giving older horses actual pounds, is facing a much deeper group going farther, and wants reserves for the much richer Pegasus World Cup Invitational, Maximum Security (3-2) also wants to put the three-year-old championship on lock.
Consider the lemon to be a lot more squeezed than it was in advantage of the Tom Fool. The spacing is good, post is good, Luis rides him like he owns him–and some of his rivals too–we won’t try, for the record, to beat him in the G1 Cigar Mile.
Betting is another matter.
Depending on odds, of course, there are some interesting horses, three being Network Effect (15-1), fast and repeating a pattern for Chad; True Timber (15-1), his Tom Fool looked very preppy, and Whitmore (8-1) is a trier, sharp and can trip out, even if final eighth is a furlong too far.
Given the Cigar Mile is a one-turner, the value for us is getting Spun to Run (5-2) out of the top two slots.
So we will take the favorite to win and key box exactas and tris with the three price shots.