Splash Mountain will be best known for his successes as a three year old, but he has had a good season this year as well. Four months ago, he won the Whitney, and now he can add a win in the Cigar Mile Handicap.
After winning the Grade 1 Starlet, Relax is not just off to a good start for her career, she is off to something that may be very special.
The highlight of this weekend will be at AQU as the 16th running of the Cigar Mile Handicap takes place. This is a field that is loaded with runners that were last seen in the BC last weekend running for a sizable purse.
This race was billed as the return of the top two from the BC Turf returning to action to face one another. Well, that never happened, as Dead Madness would end up being a late scratch.
Those who create the morning line are certainly not SRF readers! Eclipse My Knowledge saw his morning odds be programmed in at 15/1, and that would only increase to 16/1, despite winning a very similar race right here in his last start.
The top two finishers in the BC Turf at the start of the month are set to battle one another again here on Saturday for the 16th running of the HOL Derby, which is run at DMR now for the sixth year.
There is no reason to fight the crowds shopping on Friday, because there is plenty of good virtual racing to enjoy!