Honest Man romps
Shows what I know. That bullet work that Honest Man posted early this week was indeed an indicator that he was ready to roll, and the son of Unbridled's Song rolled to an easy five-length (my guess, not the official margin) victory over Good and Lucky in the Mineshaft. Trainer Larry Jones did the same thing we saw with Friesan Fire earlier in the meet, taking a horse who was too eager in his first start here and getting him to relax for a big win next time out.
The winner was gawking at the parking lot into the stretch and came out a bit at around the eighth pole before Gabriel Saez switched to the right-handed whip, but by that point the race was long over.
Moving on the Fair Grounds Handicap, Daimond Tycoon opened as the favorite and still leads the wagering 12 minutes to post. What am I missing here? The horse is making his stateside stakes debut off two allowance wins that were nice, but nothing that leads me to think he should go favored in a field with several experienced graded stakes runners.
We'll take the 1-7 exacta box, paying between 25 and 30 bucks here about eight minutes out.