03/16/2017 2:26PM

Mor Spirit hardly a shoo-in in Essex


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Mor Spirit might look like a layup to some horseplayers Saturday in the $250,000 Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park. He comes off a runner-up finish to fellow Grade 1 winner Hoppertunity in a Santa Anita stakes, and the Beyer Speed Figure of 101 that he earned is the best last-race number in the Essex.