Sometimes you just have to believe, especially if you’re supporting a horse that in his last two starts was beaten a cumulative 36 lengths. But we have reasons.
This 1-1/16 miles is a prep for the richer Sunshine Millions Classic at GP’s Championship meet, a race he won last year. Mr. Jordan (4-1) must move forward here if he is to have any chance at the big money.
The conditions couldn’t be better for improvement. Seven year-old gelding is home, 5-for-5 in Miami Gardens and also a five time winner from 11 starts at the trip.
Further, Eddie Plesa is en feuego and currently 2-for-2 this meet with Paco Lopez, picking up the mount here.
We’ll take Mr. Jordan at 7-2 or greater and key box exactas with classy 3-year-old Art G. Is Back (2-1) and the extremely sharp Red Crescent (7-2).
YESTERDAY: We went 0-for-3. At Laurel Park, Saar’s Image (17-1) showed some speed but only in spots; perhaps turf is his best game despite the trainer’s profitable turf-to-dirt stats. We’ll give him two more chances… At Churchill Downs, Lucky Curlin (7-2) faced pace pressure throughout but still should have finished better than that. That was start #3 so he’s no longer on our list; you’re on your own… At GPW, Blockbuster (5-1) got jammed up entering the backstretch after breaking sharply, losing his position, but never picked it up at headstretch; don’t know what to make of the effort but we’re forced to bet back.