03/26/2015 10:20AM

Jerardi: Upstart brings Beyer consistency to Florida Derby


I am reasonably certain that I have never picked a winner on Polytrack or correctly projected a Beyer Speed Figure on that surface. So, no, I did not see a solid grass horse like Dubai Sky, with a pair of 78s, zooming to a 92 and winning the Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park. Royal Son got a 97 in the John Battaglia Memorial in his first Polytrack try and his first race with blinkers. He earned that number with the lead. Without the lead, the colt fell back to an 83.