Good Samaritan wins Jim Dandy Stakes

July 31, 2017

Good Samaritan, who I have been high on since last year, proved me right and wrong at the same time. He proved he may not be the best three year old dirt horse in America like I thought he was, but he may in fact be one of the best three year old dirt horses.

He won the Jim Dandy going away from dead last with a strong stretch run, easily leaving the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners Always Dreaming and Cloud Computing in his wake.

I was very high on Cloud Computing as well and he was a disappointment. I thought Always Dreaming rode perfect trips to wins in the Florida and Kentucky Derbies and I think that was validated with his performance in the Jim Dandy. True he fought back while on the inside down the stretch but he set his own pace and the way the race set up he should have run better.

The three year old division if nothing else is inconsistent. If Good Samaritan wins the Travers, that may change quickly. Things in this game often do.

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