2013 Sunshine Millions Classic Predictions & Odds
The highly anticipated Sunshine Millions takes place at Gulfstream Park this Saturday, January 19, 2013. This year’s defending champ, Mucho Macho Man, with 6-5 odds, will be up against Ron The Greek, with 8-5 odds, for a rematch in the Sunshine Millions Classic. Experts predict that Mucho Macho Man and Ron The Greek will be the two horses to beat during the 2013 Sunshine Millions Classic.
Below is a quick breakdown on all seven 2013 Sunshine Millions Classic Contenders:
Ron The Greek, with 8-5 odds, may need to keep up a pace that is a bit faster than he likes. I want to root for Ron The Greek but something is lacking from his connections. I recently read comments from his trainer Bill Mott. The interview comments were not necessarily negative, he just seems to be missing the heart that’s needed to win a horse race.
Decaf Again is an eight-year-old horse. He had several owner and trainer changes throughout his career. Decaf Again breaks from post position number six with 30-1 odds. Jockey Corey Lanerie will be on the mount. A few of our very own Lady and The Track team members will put their money on Decaf Again strictly because they are big fans of Corey Lanerie and his charming good looks!
My eye is slightly on I’m Steppin’ It Up. This horse is said to be extremely fast. If I’m Steppin’ It Up can go the distance he may be the horse to place your money on. I’m Steppin’ It Up is breaking from post position number one and will be up against the rail under jockey David Cohen. I’m Steppin’ It Up has 20-1 odds.
Fort Loudon is a Nick Zito trained horse with 4-1 odds in the Classic. Fort Loudon has mostly run sprints in his career.
Atoned has 20-1 odds for the 2013 Sunshine Millions Classic. He is owned by Dogwood Stables and trained by Delmar Martins.
Cash Rules may be the big upset of the 2013 Sunshine Millions Classic. Experts claim Cash Rules has what it takes to win the Classic. But going up against Mucho Macho Man is a tough job for all of the horses entered in this race. My non-expert prediction is that he finishes in third place. Cash Rules has 8-1 odds.
It has just been released that Mucho Macho Man will run the 2013 Sunshine Millions Classic with blinkers on. Mucho Macho Man has reportedly had some incredible workouts recently. The Kathy Ritvo trained horse has been ripping up the track at Gulfstream Park and is extremely comfortable with the distance. Not only is Mucho Macho Man a strong contender in the 2013 Sunshine Millions Classic, his team is full of heart and enthusiasm! Owners Dean and Patti Reeves of Reeves Thoroughbred Racing both have expressed excitement and gratitude towards Mucho Macho Man. They have heart! I’m no expert but “having heart” in addition to phenomenal workouts only means one thing…FIRST PLACE! Mucho Macho Man has 6-5 odds.
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The 1 1/8 Sunshine Millions Classic is the sixth race on Saturday and is the curtain raiser to the 2013 Eclipse Awards that also take place at Gulfstream Park. The Sunshine Millions races are exclusively for Florida-bred horses. Post time for the 2013 Sunshine Millions Classic is set for 5:05 PM EST at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida.
2013 Sunshine Millions Classic: Post Positions & Odds
1 I’m Steppin’ It Up, David Cohen 20-1
2 Mucho Macho Man, Mike Smith 6-5
3 Fort Loudon, John Velazquez 4-1
4 Atoned, Luca Panici 20-1
5 Ron the Greek, Jose Lezcano 8-5
6 Decaf Again, Corey Lanerie 30-1
7 Cash Rules, Luis Saez 8-1