Mike Beer - Aqueduct
1. Mo Town 2. Cloud Computing 3. Battalion Runner
Question surrounding the Wood is whether or not either MO TOWN and/or IRISH WAR CRY can get back to one of their good races after disappointing in their most recent starts. If they can we may have a horse race on our hands. If they can't, I suspect that CLOUD COMPUTING is going to be very hard to beat. I'll stay positive on MO TOWN for one more race, as he was too good last year to toss readily aside following Risen Star where he chased a fast early pace and gave way off the layoff; do have to wonder when Dutrow will turn things around in NY, however. CLOUD COMPUTING impressed on debut when closing to win over a sprint distance, and he acquitted himself well when stepped up and stretched out in the Gotham, where he was kept close to a fast pace. BATTALION RUNNER ships up trying to become yet another Pletcher 3yo to make the Derby; suspect he will have to do better than he did in winning his two-turn debut as a heavy favorite most recently in Florida, but he is lightly-raced.
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