Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

Who gets your vote?

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Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:57 pm

Promises Fulfilled is an anomaly. Yes he’s a sprinter but he earned enough points by winning that two-turn prep at Gulfstream when Good Magic wasn’t cranked. The points system is keeping the cheap speed out. Horses like Shecky Green, Groovy, Trippi, etc. had no real business trying to get 10f on the 1st Saturday of May of their 3yo year. I hate the point system but I do think that the pace scenarios that have come as a residual are more fair.
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Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:09 pm

It is more fair. And it's way too soon to know if the points system is truly changing the race.

It's just interesting that literally changing the basis for entry isn't talked about at all in terms of keeping the TC sacred.
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