08/16/2010 2:12PM

Let's See A Little More


Kantharos could be every bit the superstar his past performance suggest he might be. He just won Monday's Saratoga Special about an hour ago by 7 1-4 bulging lengths, which goes along very nicely with his 9 1-2 length score in the Bashford Manor, and his 11 3-4 length maiden romp in his prior two starts. And what's nice about Kantharos is, he is not a speed crazy juvenile. He already knows how to rate, as he showed in both of his stakes wins.

But even though I have Kantharos ranked #1 in the new Watchmaker Watch juvenile rankings (that's either a compliment or a curse, depending on your perspective) over three-time California-based stakes winner J P's Gusto, you'll have to excuse me if I don't run right out and buy a Kantharos t-shirt and fitted hat just yet. Kantharos might be a very special horse, but you just can't tell off of the Saratoga Special, a four horse race (including one first time starter) run on a tricky, slow, sealed, muddy track. I want to see more, against better, on a fast track, before I start thinking about Kantharos being the next great savior.