Distance 1 1/16 miles
Ocho Ocho Ocho
Pain and Misery
#3 Dortmund enters this race as an undefeated (4 for 4) morning line 8/5 favorite -- below is the video of his last thrilling victory (by a nose). in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes.
Dortmund is a deserving 8/5 favorite - however in his last two races he was really pushed by Firing Line, (who is looking for any race that doesn't involve Dortmund right now) -- the Robert B. Lewis Stakes also didn't have many horses racing....these are very mild concerns -- it is likely Dortmund will be the early leader and finish this race uncontested.
However #1 Lord Nelson, #2 Ocho Ocho Ocho and #6 Prospect Park may prove to be worthy challengers ---
Lord Nelson has won 3 of 5 races including his last outing The San Vicente Stakes, here at Santa Anita.
|I kind of miss Ocho Cinco|
And finally Prospect Park ran with a lot of patience and confidence (a victory over #4 The Gomper) in an allowance race in late January.
I would love to offer up a big upset here but -- I think Dortmund will run away with this one. I think Prospect Park could surprise -- but at 4/1 odds that isn't much of a game changer.
Closing Speed likes: Dortmund, Prospect Park and Lord Nelson
|Strangely Sensitive Cheetah thinks|
Closing Speed should choose
Pain & Misery -- because
that's what his betting advice