2014 Woodbine Mile

Woodbine Mile at Woodbine

KaigunIt is time to preview the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile for three year olds and up going 1 mile for a purse of $1,000,000. We have been absent of late and missed writing about some of the races and were called on it by you guys and were glad to hear that many of you read our blog. It was  because we had a ton of stuff on our plate that we didn’t report about the races, but you don’t want to hear about all of that so let’s get to previewing this race. The favorite in the Morning Line is Mark Casse’s Kaigun with Patrick Husbands in the irons. Kaigun is fresh off of a victory in the Grade 2 Play King at Woodbine where he came roaring off the pace to win the seven furlong event by three quarters of a length. He earned an impressive speed figure in that one and is picking up three pounds for today’s event. Second choice in the ML is Todd Pletcher’s four year old colt Jack Milton with Javier Castellano up. Jack Milton has been running the one mile distance lately and came running late to get beat by just one length in the Grade 2 Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga in early August. His forte is to let the pace set up in front of him and to come running at them down the stretch.

Silver FreakThird choice in the morning line is Brian Lynch’s Grand Arch with David Moran in the saddle. Grand Arch is coming out of the same race as Jack Milton where he finished just in front of that one. He is more of a stalker type and is picking up four pounds of weight for this event. He had the lead at the head of the stretch and battled for the win but came up a neck short to Seek Again. So it is time to pick the winner and I smell something here. There is one horse that is entered here that has been raced very lightly. He is a five year old that really has been working a hole in the wind. He is coming off of a victory early August where he went wire to wire. He is now being pointed to this Grade 1 race which is vacant of any real speed. Also he has enlisted the services of John Velazquez. He is one of Brian Lynch’s three entries so I may be reaching. But I think Silver Freak  will try it wire to wire. Jack Milton will be second and Grand Arch third. Like I said, I smell something here but it may just be something I stepped in. Happy Handicapping Guys and Gals!



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