Submitted by National Race Masters on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 9:37 AM
One of the mistakes handicappers make is to give up on a horse after a race when trying something for the first time, in this case trying two turns. When making the two turn debut in the Smarty Jones, Super Steed ran evenly. It wasn't a great race but it wasn't bad enough to give up on him. Larry Jones is a great trainer that knows how to prepare a horse to get the most out of him. Jockey Terry Thompson has had a long relationship with Jones, so seeing him stay on the horse tells me he has been working with the horse. With so much speed in race, hopefully Super Steed could take advantage of that and make a move at the right moment when making second start going two turns. His best races have been coming off the pace and that type of move has been successful at Oaklawn at a price in the past.
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