So we are a few hours away from the worlds richest horse race,. The Dubai World Cup, worth 10 million dollars. Not a bad pay day for 2 minutes of running! Everyone is excited to see California Chrome run and try to improve off of last years runner up finish. A lot of people were concerned about the wide post but if you remember Chrome does his best running outside of horses and doesn’t like to be down inside. I know its a unpopular opinion but I just don’t think he’s good enough. Even though he runs better wide, he is still going to lose ground doing it. That might work against lesser competition in the San Pasqual, but against the worlds best he wont be able to lose that ground and still kick on down the lane. Just one mans opinion. He also hasn’t run a really fast since the 2014 BC Classic.
My pick is not surprising if you’ve followed this blog, Frosted is in my opinion the best handicap horse in training currently. Any other year, he would be a classic winner, possibly duel but he had the misfortune of being born the same year as American Pharaoh. His races away from Pharaoh were very impressive winning the Wood and Penn Derby. His prep for this was visually impressive and should be set to run big from just off the pace. Also Mshawish could be set to run a big race off his awesome Donn Handicap win. Regardless its going to be one hell of a race!