Haskell Invitational & Jim Dandy preview

by TCI 9 months ago

The TCI Boys dissect the Haskell & Jim Dandy for 3-year-olds, as well as Paynter’s return to graded company in the San Diego, and last but not least, the Bing Crosby – a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” prep for the Sprint. They also release another Top 5 for the Breeders’ Cup – this time in the Filly & Mare Sprint division. Watch it. Comment.

Discussion

  • JR

    Hi Joel,
    Left a reply for you to your comment.
    Regards,
    JR

  • 1JoeP

    Hi Joel – I will be betting the Haskell on Sunday. My top 4 are #1 Oxbow, #2 Power Broker #3 Verrazano #4 Micromanage. I see Oxbow finishing no worse than 2nd, and if he is beat, I agree with you that it would be Power Broker to beat him. Verrazano will probably be the betting favorite, but that is a good thing, because I see him finishing 3rd or 4th. Micromanage is an interesting colt. He likes Monmouth and was very impressive in his last start. I could see him putting in a late run to get 3rd or 2nd. Oxbow will be tough to beat. 1 1/8 will be a walk in the park for him, and he has been given a well deserved rest. He should be fresh. Power Broker also is coming in fresh and does have a big shot. Hopefully if Verrazano dissapoints and finishes 3rd or 4th in the Haskell that his connections will shorten him up and point him to the BC Dirt Mile where he would be a major player.

    • Joel Cunningham

      Hey Joe! The more I try to visualize this race in my head, the more I see Johnny V following Gary Stevens’ every move, with Verrazano tracking Oxbow to the far turn. I also see Power Broker and Rosie getting the garden trip stalking in the pocket right behind that pair. At some point, the two pacesetters will likely have to tax each other in a duel the way I see it, and to me it sets up well for Rosie to run by them inside the 16th pole with a colt that I feel is good enough to do it. I was just visually impressed with Power Broker’s win on Belmont Day even though he didn’t beat much, and I think Baffert now has him right again to be able to compete at this level. We’ll see Saturday. It certainly would not surprise me to see any of the Big 3 win this, and I expect a great stretch run that will likely produce the favorite for next month’s Travers.


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