Either you believe or you don’t, and I still believe that War of Will is a good horse, the most talented horse in Saturday’s Pennsylvania Derby.
Is he the horse he was this winter and early spring? I have no idea. But I know he’s fresh, I have confidence in the opinion of both jockey and trainer and one of three bullet works I saw after the Jim Dandy was stunning.
Ad the price will be fair. Money Mike and Money Bob will get plenty of backing on ML favorite Improbable (8-5). And buzz horse, Mr. Money (2-1) seeking his fifth straight could even go favorite.
War of Will’s early line of 4-1 should hold and that will be our win play. In addition, we will key box him with the two favorites and add sharp, horse for course Spun to Run (8-1) to the exotics mix.
YESTERDAY: City Man, overbet to even money in the Bongard, fortunately saved us in the straight pool, money we invested into a boxed exacta instead. What a miserable beat! Breaking the best way, Cleon Jones offered plenty of value as a $15.20 straight winner. But that wasn’t us, and City Man was beaten a nose for place. ARRGH!