Let’s get this out of the way- Catholic Boy is good.
Mendelssohn ran well and will probably get an American dirt win in a graded stakes at some point should Coolmore continue going after that goal.
Maybe it was the trip that Good Magic didn’t like. Or maybe he doesn’t want 10 furlongs like I suggested a month ago. Either way, I continue to hope they go after the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile instead of the Classic. Good Magic is such a cool horse. Another Breeders’ Cup win is within his reach if they make the right moves.
Ok, back to Catholic Boy. As I mentioned in the FREE download here at LoneSpeed, I wasn’t entirely sure what kind of trip Catholic Boy would get. I figured he’d be near the front, but if I’m being honest he was closer than I expected. Nevertheless, he racked up another big dirt win to go along with his impressive turf resume, and he has to be considered among the favorites for the Classic at this point. Word is he earned a 104 Beyer Speed Figure for his troubles. Best of his career. It’s going to be fun watching him the rest of the year.
Bravazo just continues to pick up checks. His signature performances continue to be his win over Snapper Sinclair in the Risen Star and his Preakness runner-up effort. But one day he’s going to win a really big race at 20-1 when no one is expecting it. Mark my words. He’s that kind of horse, handled by that kind of trainer.
Hats off to Catholic Boy.