Authentic wins the Haskell, but…
Authentic is without question a Grade I colt, in a boom year for the colts. But he is not that class of horse beyond 1 MILE (maybe out 1 1/16). But it’s without question, that he has a distinct distance limitation! That being said, we can see at the 1 1/6th mile marker, Frank Miramati was exclaiming that Ayuthentic was “breezing on the lead”… and then just a moment later we could see NY Traffic, who was just doing nothing, was suddenly making up ground on Authentic rapidly. It was not so much that NY TRAFFIC was re-rallying, but more a case that AUTHENTHIC was starting to lose his stride! Big Money Mike did everything he could to shake up Authentic, and did enough to win a photo, but to my eye, the horse didn’t really respond. He had a big lead and then a big struggle… and he was really lucky to hold sway.
Del Mar takes this week off, back on the 24th!
An outbreak of the COVID-19, effecting 15 jocks, has caused DMTC to close the racing at Del Mar for this weekend. And will pick up next Fri, Sat & Sunday! But wait there is more… they will also add a 4th day of racing for MONDAY. So they will have a 4 day race week, starting on July 24, 25, 26 & 27.
Belmont – Jerry J’s Power Page Classic & Plus
AS MY MOM WOULD SAY, “THERE IS NOTHING MORE EXCITING THAN WATCHING YOUR 2 BUCKS RUN!”