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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Lawyer Ron Wins Retrial

- I don't know if Tom Durkin was trying to inject some drama into the Woodward, or if he was just paying too much attention to Corinthian. I was watching John Velazquez sitting chilly on Lawyer Ron as he easily disposed of Wanderin Boy, and wondering why Durkin was getting so excited about Corinthian. Lawyer Ron looked like a winner every step of the way, at least to this observer. Quite a different colt from the one that was too much for jockey John McKee to handle last year. He sat willingly behind Zito's speedball, and took over with an exciting burst of speed in the stretch. It was the type of performance that can get one excited about his Classic prospects, and he was close enough to a solid pace to make one think he can deal with the speed bias at Monmouth. It was a slower race than his Whitney to be sure at 1:48 3/5, but I don't think anyone was expecting him to break any track records this time. Perhaps the older horse division has a legitimate star this year after all.

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

I think Durkin had a couple of bucks on Corinthian. Lawyer Ron was home free. He will destroy Street Sense at Monmouth.