08/02/2014 11:36AM

Crist: Whitney Handicap Analysis


The $1.5 million Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Saturday has a completely legitimate even-money morning-line favorite in Palace Malice, widely considered the nation’s top racehorse after a 4-for-4 4-year-old season including a victory in the Met Mile last time out. He’s in career form, is training sharply, and to my mind faces only one dangerous opponent: Will Take Charge, with whom he swapped decisions in last year’s Jim Dandy and Travers over this track.