Agree that Smarty can outrun his supposed distance limitations. A reader posted a bried that on the "tail" side of his pedigree is a big stamina influence. Have doubts about the jock, tho. in a race of this magnitude.
Todays 4th at CRC found a Robert Reinacher trainee at odds on- dropped from 32 to 12.5 thou claimers. The horse cost 115 thou, is a 4 yr. old. Won for fun- purse to winner is approx 4 thou. This was horses 1st try at route- out of Mr. Purple. Owner must be nuts to agree to risk losing the animal for such a measly return.