02/04/2016 2:26PM

King: So far, 3-year-old males have been slow group


When Nyquist capped an unbeaten 2-year-old season Oct. 31 by winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Keeneland, the widespread consensus was that he capitalized throughout the year by defeating a slow group. And there was evidence supporting this view: He never posted a Beyer Speed Figure higher than an 89, and his time in the 1 1/16-mile Juvenile was more than a second slower than Songbird needed to win the Juvenile Fillies.