Yeah, I think it’s a balanced field also. Should get a pretty good price on the fav, no matter who it is.
Believe it or not, I actually think the 20 post will help Sidney’s Candy. I contend he doesn’t need the lead. He kinda inherited the lead in last two and was able to relax. If he gets a chance to sit off the speed he could be pretty tough...might have to rethink things here. :-)
Yea... I kind of had the same thought.. He’s out there wide, away from the early speed horses... Probably helps.
Still though.. horses who haven’t shown they can rate, or come off the pace, generally DO NOT learn that strategy at Churchill. The drunk ass crowd of 140,000 kind of get the horses a little excited too..
That.. and, Sidney’s Candy has never raced on dirt. That’s still a BIG negative to me. PLenty of good Cali horses have come over here in the past few years and dissapeared on the dirt.
Trackside rumors have been saying he seems to like the dirt. But, I don’t think we have any direct quotes from him on that. :-)