|Ahhh, Million Day! Awesome card in the NW burbs of Chi-Town. I'll be at hand for the festivities. I'll be playing several horizontal wagers, and the Super High Five in R12.
Me & my father have been waiting for Carrick since the Kent. Although my Dad has always been a tad higher on him, his last race was an eye opener for me. I selected Golden Brown that day, but CARRICK may have won if he was more settled, and not so rank. He started his career by beating older foes, albeit in a $40K MDN race and Starter, but he got big figs for a 3YO, and I think he can improve a ton in the Secretariat. Johnny V comes back, and most likely told the connections that he had the best horse. If you watch a replay of the Kent, Velasquez pulled up on the reins a few times, and was very high on the saddle. He was very crowded, for maybe a 1/2 mile; He never got a great spot, and gutted out a 3rd. I liked the gallop out. Although he won from the 1 hole 2-back, it certainly did him no favors in that last, so I'm happy that he's off the rail in here. The price will be mouthwatering. I think that the extra panel will also be no problem.
Captivating Moon ran an incredible race in the AMERICAN DERBY. I was at the track that day for the AP Contest, and the turf was a 1-lane expressway! If you got to the front, you won. As a result, REAL STORY romped. I don't think that scenario plays out in here. If the AP sod is playing more fair, Captivating Moon can grab a huge piece of this. Seems to be stuck on seconditis though.
Of the Euro's, I like Lucius Tiberius best. I was disappointed in HUNTING HORN in the Belmont Derby, and Tiberius now gets that first juice angle off a 2-race win streak.
Analyze It will be on most of my tickets as a saver. He's talented, and no Catholic Boy in here to spoil his fun. Price is predictable. A bomber is Dubby Dubbie. Maybe a good Super play.