Todd's Tactical Retreat

With the news that Circular Quay will train up to the Derby and that Any Given Saturday will turn tail and run from another confrontation with Street Sense in the Blue Grass, this blogger sees General Pletcher exposing some serious doubts about the biggest stars in his army of three-year olds. It appears Circular Quay finds a three-prep schedule taxing and will be going into the Derby off one real prep race and an eight week layoff. Meanwhile Any Given Saturday might gain some conditioning in a dog fight with Street Sense and Great Hunter but should he finish third, his graded earnings might not get him into the Derby field; a second place finish behind Nobiz in the Wood Memorial would solve his graded earnings problem. Either way this strategy is not a confidence builder. As Dwight D Eisenhower once said, “It’s not the size of the dog in a fight - it the size of the fight in the dog”

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