The other day we went with an impressive debut-winning two year old over rivals that had more experience; it didn’t work.
If I were going to do that again, we’d take Coach Parcells’ fast and impressive Saratoga debut winner, Moonachie (8-5), who earned a huge figure on the Thoro-Graph scale.
But in that same neighborhood comes City Man (7-5), who is 2-for-2, fast and forward taking his second start, Saratoga’s Funny Cide Stakes, despite racing racing greenly through the stretch.
Moreover, that victory was at 6-1/2 furlongs, a hop, skip and a jump from today’s 7 furlong Bertram F. Bongard. Subsequently, Christophe Clement breezed him a condition-keeping five furlongs twice. There’s no reason the Mucho Macho Man colt can’t keep right on marching.
Taking City Man to win, no price restrictions, and will go for exacta value, boxing City Man with a pretty good outfielder named Cleon Jones (9-2).
YESTERDAY: Johnny did the best he could, but his partner wasn’t good enough, failing to hit the board. Meanwhile, Hoboe and Manny Franco were very game, withstanding the last run of the Chad-trained favorite. Good job.