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The big money sprint finals are finally here! We have 11 3 YO + Colts set to battle for 5F for the ultimate prize. The winner will get the lion’s share of 416,800Kc. It was a long journey for these colts to get the necessary points to make it into the big money finals. Amazing job by the connections to get to this point. Let’s take a closer look at some of the contenders.
#1 FIRE BULL
4 YO gelding began the season bumping heads with midlevel claimers before having his breakout performance over the Belmont grass wiring a nice field in a sizzling 107.98 missing the track record by 8 tenths of a second. After that performance he’s held his own against this group winning 2 of his 7 tries and placing in another. He draw well tonight, and good thing he did as he’s not quite as comfortable breaking from the outside stalls having finished off the board in most of those starts. I’m not sure he has enough speed to be clear on the lead at this distance, but he’s a good price shot to figure in the placings if he can run back to any of his gaudy speed figures this season.
ROGER THE ALIEN
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Colt collected 7 more wins to his already large total this season to bank more then 214Kc in a successful sophomore campaign. He’s dual qualified for the Class Champ final given his form this season and figures to be a strong contender in those finals as well. His game I think is at those classic distances, but he’s finished ITM in 2 of his 4 starts with this group. The 5F distance is going to be a big ask for top honors, but with the defection to his inside the troublesome 3 hole is no more. Underneath player with the right off the pace trip.
#4 TEMPLE OF SAKKARA
Potential HOY candidate really turned it on the last half of the season, piecing together an almost perfect Triple Crown run, taking two jewels and placing in the other. He answered a lot of questions about his ability to run longer distances and his affinity for the dirt course. His last two efforts leading into the finals were poor, but were hampered by outside posts causing him to race a bit further off the pace then he would like. He has the speed to break out with the top flight here and should loom large if he doesn’t have to battle early.
#5 GOLDEN CROSS
Qualified for all 3 Champ finals last season, but was held off the scoresheet as an also ran in each. The now 4 YO colt looks to make amends for last season in this spot after having a solid season with 5 wins and nearly 197Kc in earnings. He’s at his best I think going a bit farther, but is classy enough to get a slice with the right pace up front. Seems to be a bit better over the turf course and for that reason he’ll be more of an underneath contender.
Has been a win machine this season in another HOY type campaign for him. He’s 10 strong victories to his already lofty total and banked nearly 295Kc for his 4 YO season. Tough as nails when he’s up front and difficult to outfinish he’s poised for another big time performance. He’s razor sharp right now winning 4 of his last 5 races and a strong favorite to grab the hardware in the Classic finals later this month. He typically rates off the pace when breaking from a middle post such as this one and should figure into the decision when the late running begins. My top choice.
#7 FLAMING MAD FAD
4 YO gelding has in a limited role this season, been impressive this finishing ITM in all 6 of his starts. He’s only won once this season, but has never been out of the tri in 4 outs with this group. As impressive as his allowance score was 3 back traveling this same 5F distance, he’s still just 2 for 23 in his career and seems to have trouble putting away his competition while in deep stretch. He definitely belongs with this group, but doesn’t instill the confidence as others do for top honors. A must use in your exotics.
#8 NOBLE DOC
Lightly raced sophomore gelding punched his ticket into the finals with an impressive 3 race campaign that saw him finish ITM all 3 times including one victory. His race 3 back was amazing breaking from the very same post he has tonight, sitting just off the early leaders and powering by late to record a 100 speed figure. He missed the track record that day by 5 tenths and showed this guy is well meant in this spot. He doesn’t have the resume as many others in this field, but I have a feeling he’ll run big tonight. My 2nd choice.
#9 BOOTIE HUNTER
Lightly raced for a 4 YO, but this create has successfully battled homebreds throughout his career including a sneaky good 4th in last seasons Champ Sprint Final from a difficult draw. He’s collected two wins against this group in a season that’s been race by “appointment” only. Nevertheless, he’s going to get a nice pace setup tonight, but I think may be up against it for the top spot.
The now 5 YO juvenile Sprint Champion was another from the Foggydan Barn that took a less aggressive approach this season with just 8 starts. The near 750Kc winning champion showed he still has a lot more running to do winning 3 times and setting the track record over this very track earlier this season. He’ll need to float away from the outside tonight, but as we’ve seen many times before his closing kick is a powerful one. My third choice.
#11 STINKY STEVEN
The reigning Juvenile Sprint Champion collected 3 wins in 18 starts this season, but did bank nearly 95Kc for his connections hitting the board eleven other times. He’s been facing softer midlevel claimers leading up to this and would appear to have lost a step this season. I’ll be the first to admit he was a complete surprise last season winning the finals at 6F, but he just kept finding on the lead. This is, however, a new season and a much different post assignment than the rail draw he received last season. His biggest weapon, his early speed with be compromised with the outside draw against this salty group.
#12 THIS IS THE PROPHECY
4 YO colt collected 3 more wins this season to soar his career earnings past the 500Kc mark. He’s been in a tail spin of late finishing out of the money in each of his 5 starts in March. He seems to be a bit strong over the turf and win the difficult post draw he’ll have his work cutout for him.
Picks: 6, 8, 10