- Nick Zito needs to brush up on his math skills a bit. Speaking of Commentator's loss in the Tom Fool, he told the NY Daily News:
"If you look at 10,000 races, you'll never see that again....A '21' second quarter? Have you ever heard of that? At least go :44. I've never seen that as long as I've been coming to the track."Nick still hasn't seen that. The official fractions were 22.07 and 43.99, meaning that the second quarter was run in 21.92, which we can round up to 22. And I'd say that 43.99 is close enough to 44.
Still, it was fast, but the fact is that High Finance was just a head behind at the quarter pole, and only a head plus a half length back at the half. So the son of Talk is Money ran a huge race, and was clearly better than Commentator on this day, and on this track which he appears to love. He's the first graded stakes winner for the stallion, a son of Deputy Minister who stands for $5000 in New York.
Any Given Saturday is ready to rejoin the top three-year olds off his win in the Dwyer; at least according to Pletcher. His next objective is the Jim Dandy or Haskell.