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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


Curtin comes down on the racing week in Hallandale with an optional/allowances NX2 around two turns and try as I might, can’t get away from Big Dreaming (8-5).

The lack of defined pace, coupled with the pole position, switch to Edgard Zayas, and Saffie Joseph’s record with this type of layups in well documented. It’s easy to envision a perfect pocket trip.

But there are several rivals that he will need to deal with. Lure Him In (5-2) owns good Thoro-Graph figures, a surface lover who rates to stalk a moderate pace–perhaps even set it under Miguel Vasquez.

Finally, Summer Assault (9-2) was haltered by Mike Maker with this in mind, returning at the same level of claim and back on his favored synthetic footing. The addition of Samy Camacho helps the cause.

Big Dreaming’s company lines will hold sway for us here and we’ll take him to win at early line odds or greater, and will key-box exactas with the rivals noted here.

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