NO. 3 ELEKTRUM: Really like jockey Prat but he may have won the Grade 1 gamely with this one if he would have stayed down on the inside. Instead, he made the decision to go outside and got boxed in off heels through the final furlong. That cost her the race.
NO. 6 ROYAL TEMPTRESS: Just had a horrible trip as Prat was sitting on a stick of dynamite down on the rail, but when he wanted to let this filly go she was trapped and he had to check off heels. He then altered course to the outside for room, losing a position. Once clear she came home with a rush but the early trouble cost her as she missed by a dwindling half-length while three deep on the line. $$$$$
Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper. Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Contact Richard at [email protected].