09/28/2017 2:50PM

King: Sadler's Joy in good hands with Leparoux in Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

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Although a specific jockey riding a horse typically is low on my list of handicapping criteria when analyzing a race, a rider is the deciding factor with the horse I am keen to wager on in Saturday’s Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park. Specifically, Julien Leparoux’s presence on the late-running Sadler’s Joy leads me to believe that the colt can run down the opposition.

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