05/11/2014 9:11AM

Gierkink's preview: Shippers make for difficult card


This may be the most difficult card of the meet so far from a handicapping perspective, mainly because of the abundance of shippers. Occasional View is the “now” horse in the Grade 3 Vigil Stakes off his wide, closing tally in the Grade 3 Commonwealth Stakes at Keeneland. He made quite a splash when he saw action last here in the Nov. 15 Autumn Stakes, which he led until the last jump in his debut off the $100,000 claim by trainer Ken McPeek.