Wire to Wire
(MON) September 21st, 2020
4:33 p.m. Babbitt has taken the lead from wire to wire in Centlight Kinen, followed by Satono Flag and Galore Creek. Should have bought trifectas on this one but well, let's not complain since I've won.
Watching the race, I thought the pace could be slow. However, when Kokorono Todai marking Babbitt started to lag, I realized it wasn't that slow. It was a great performance for Babbitt to put a lid on the charging Satono Flag and Galore Creek, as both horses had done well against their generation's top horses this spring.
According to the JRA calendar, Kikka-sho will be held on Kyoto tracks although Queen Elizabeth Cup will not. So the pace and the track condition would be the key for Babbitt to perform well in Kikka-sho. Don't know if he'll be able to beat Contrail since that horse is a high wall to conquer, but I see now there is a chance.