Repeating patterns used by trainers are often the way to the winner’s circle for the horseman and the player.
The last time Great King (3-1) raced here he was coming off two ADW routes at Gulfstream and sent north to run on dirt.
He ran so well that Jorge Delgado sent him back to GP against an allowance group with stakes experience going a mile. After chasing the pace for six furlongs–see JAN 7, Race 10– he tired, given the trip and his tough rivals.
Now he’s back to his winner surface, reuniting with Tampa stable-stable rider Jose Batista, drops in class and turns back into a sprint. Delgado is an otherworldly 45% effective with turn-backs, according to TG stats.
Taking Great King to win, no price restrictions, key-boxing exactas with class dropping Topper T (9-2) and recent claim Whistlewhileyoumow (10-1).