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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


A six-pack has been assembled for the Saturday feature in Hallandale and a case can be made for half the field. Is Big and Classy (6-5) capable of stretching out to a mile against some proven foes at the trip? Certainly the linemaker thinks so.

What are we to make of The Skipper Too’s last in the Birdstone marathon at Saratoga–and what was he doing there in the first place?

And finally, is stakes class Long Range Toddy capable of two straight on the stretch-out following his first start off the barn change to Victor Barboza that already has prove dividends?

The answer to the first question is quite possibly; the second is that’s a good question, and the third is can’t see why not.

Big and Classy doesn’t seem to be up to these from a class perspective but sharpness makes up for a lot of issues. As for The Skipper Too, he didn’t appear to run hard enough in that marathon to affect him him–but there was shipping there and back.

The safest risk is that Long Range Toddy has gotten a new lease on his career for Barboza and the added distance should be to his liking, placing him closer to the pace without exerting too much energy.

Keeping it simple and taking Long Range Toddy to win at 2-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with his two rivals above.

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