Secret Circle looks to be the least vulnerable just going by numbers. Not too sure about the caliber of horses he's trounced though. A must play against in this spot. I'd like to have seen what Hansen may have done in this race.
Goldikova, a great performer, tough as nails, looks a little vulnerable to me this year.
Uncle Mo will either make me look like an *** as he romps by a half dozen, but I don't think 10 f is his best distance. But I don't think he'll wilt in the final furlong either.
He looks like he'd be a monster at the Dirt Mile, but I guess worth taking a shot at a bigger purse if you're the connections. I might do the same thing.
To answer about the flip side, no I don't see any locks.
This message has been edited by triguy237 on Nov 2, 2011 10:50 PM
'Shoes it's been 9 months since TD faced a legit pace. She's been laying back off soft pace scenarios (for sprints) and rolling home. While the field Saturday isn't super gased, 22 n/c 45 n/c is a certainty, maybe even a bit quicker. Her new more relaxed self will need to be used early to stay in range or change tactics and come from well out of it. In addition, to 7f (imo) being the toughest distance to in racing to train up to.