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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


If the cliche about weight being able to stop a freight train is accurate, perhaps the converse is true: The lack of weight can jumpstart an upset.

There’s is one catch in that the horse getting weight from the entire Big Drama field is a three-year-old vs. some hard hitting elders. So it’s not a perfect world.

But Cajun’s Magic (9-2) is getting big time class relief, dropping out of graded stakes and into Florida-bred stakes company.

Further, he has conditioning turning back to this trip where the speed table sets up nicely for his track and pounce style and his outside draw also helps toward that end.

The spacing of eight weeks is perfect for the Michael Yates shed, a lifetime profit in that timing and his pedigree and race record indicates that sprinting is what he is meant to do.

Consistency counts and along with the age-obvious upside, he has five exacta finishes in seven lifetime starts. While his figures are not as fast as some, his pattern is forward. It will be up to Jesus Rios to figure it out.

HIs only start at today’s trip was a game placing to then-streaking Octane. Check out Gulfstream Park, AUG 28 as a juvenile of 2021, Race 11, the Affirmed Stakes.

Taking Cajun’s Magic to win at 9-2 or greater and quinellas with Sir Ollie (8-1) and Gatsby (7-2).

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