(Gunite / Coady Photography)

With the defection of the super-talented and ultra-quick Jack Christopher, a couple of things happen. We redo our work. We look at both the Dirt Mile and the Sprint. We recalculate the numbers. And, we reconfigure the standings.

In other words:

Lots of work.

Here is how we go:

Dirt Mile8 FurlongsDirtOverallLast Race
McLean RankHorseML OddsRiderTrainerStandingsLocationRatingComment
2Cody's Wish (PP7)5-to-2Junior AlvaradoBill Mott10/6-1-31st Forego Stakes**True Closer / 4th Best #s5-5 at Dis / Can't Keep Up with JC
3Gunite (PP5)7-to-2Tyler GaffalioneSteve Asmussen12/6-4-11st Perryville Stakes***Stalker / Top # Here0-1 at Dis / Should Go in Sprint'
4Cyberknife (PP9)9-to-2Florent GerouxBrad Cox11/5-3-13rd PA Derby**Stalker / Cuts Back / 2nd Highest # Overall0-0 at Dis / Cut Back Helps Avoid Classic
5Senor Buscador (PP10)12-to-1Francisco ArrietaTodd Fincher7/4-0-11st Ack Ack Stakes>True Closer / Mudder / Hot Now2-2 at Dis / Good Now / Will Close / Rider
6Simplification (PP2)15-to-1Luis SaezAntonio Sano11/3-1-34th PA Derby>>Stalker / Cuts Back / Distance # Strong1-1 at Dis / Distance Should Work / 3YO
7Laurel River (PP6)9-to-2Irad Ortiz, Jr.Bob Baffert7/4-1-01st Pat O'Brien Stakes*>Speed / Consistent #s Across / No Standout2-2 at Dis / 1st Out CA / Not This Kind
8Law Professor (PP4)20-to-1Jose OrtizRob Atras12/4-2-12nd Woodward Stakes*Stalker-Closer / Mudder / Distance --2-4 at Dis / Life Is Good Beat 11/4
9Pipeline (PP3)8-to-1Flavien PratChad Brown9/2-2-23rd Forego Stakes>>Speed / KEE # --1-2 Dis / Beat Cody's Wish 2x in '21
10Slow Down Andy (PP1)30-to-1Mario GutierrezDoug O'Neill9/4-3-13rd Awesome Again>>Speed / CA-Bred / Overall # 3rd0-0 Dis / Not This Kind / CA-Bred