02/19/2015 12:21PM

Jerardi: Risen Star far tougher read than Fountain of Youth


I had the right idea in last Saturday’s Barbara Fritchie Handicap but the wrong horse. There was no pace, so if any horse got a clear lead, that horse was going to be very difficult to catch. Lady Sabelia, with the best set of recent Beyers, cleared the field easily, won convincingly, and got a 99 Beyer Speed Figure, equaling a career best. If you ever see a paceless race like that when there is no obvious speed horse and you are in the middle of a multi-race wager, consider using several of the speed horses and hope one of them gets clear.