Race 7: Las Vegas Dirt Mile 6:05pm
This is a very contentious race, with almost every horse in the field with a realistic shot. #3 Sharp Azteca looks like the horse to beat and will be very dangerous on the lead, but he’ll likely be bet down to 3/1. The Cornfather’s key horse and top pick in this race will be #7 Cupid (8/1). In his 2nd start off the layoff last time he made an early move into a hot pace at 1 1/8 mile and still ran a good 4th. The cutback to a mile sets him up perfectly for a monstrous effort. He should be able to sit just behind Sharp Azteca and pounce down the stretch. He’s shown flashes of brilliance in his career and the Cornfather can’t wait to get the 2nd Baffert at a juicy number.