So will American Pharaoh continue his reign this weekend or will Dortmund or Firing Line upset his attempt to win the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown? For some reason, even though I know AP is perfectly capable of taking this race, I think Dortmund might jump out in front. The biggest threat is Gary Stevens on Firing Line who just might beat Dortmund and AP at the wire by a head or less.
I think the horse Firing Line is a little fresher and his tactical speed will benefit him as long as Gary keeps him off the pace and doesn’t let AP and big D force him to lead where he could tire at the end. Gary is smart but if Firing Line is anything like Oxbow in last years race, he could be well equipped to lead the entire way. We’ll know soon!