Why El Deal Is No Bargain in Vosburgh
By Derek Simon
Although the winner of the Vosburgh Stakes (GI), scheduled to be run for the 78th time on Saturday at Belmont Park, has gone on to win the Breeders’ Cup Sprint just once (Artax, 1999), the race has featured a number of great champions.
In addition to Champion Sprinters Kodiak Kowboy (2009), the aforementioned Artax (1999), Not Surprising (1995), Rubiano (1992), Housebuster and Groovy (1987), the race has also been won by eventual Horse of the Year Ghostzapper (in 2003).
This year, a field of seven has been assembled, led by El Dean, who has been made the 6-5 morning line favorite.
But I think he’s vulnerable on Saturday. To find out why, keep reading… (more)