01/09/2014 2:57PM

Byron King: Simmstown's credentials make him Hal's Hope value


It is not often that a horse coming off a stakes victory with a 100 Beyer Speed Figure is a 10-1 shot in a Grade 3 race, much less when the horse is 2 for 4 over the racetrack and conditioned by a high-percentage trainer. These types are usually the favorite, or at least among the favorites, depending on the level of competition.