06/11/2015 11:21AM

Midnight Storm will be tough to catch in Shoemaker Mile

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The outcome of the Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita could be determined in the first 100 yards. If Midnight Storm clears the field at the start, it is going to be very difficult to catch him. Unbeaten in three grass starts, he got a 90 Beyer Speed Figure in his grass debut last August and followed it up 21 days later with a 95 when he dominated the Del Mar Derby at 17-1. In his first 4-year-old start, an optional claimer, the colt won by nearly eight lengths and got a 106. This horse may not need the lead to win, but he has been brilliant with the lead.