08/14/2015 1:01PM

Stryker Phd ready to take on all comers in Mile

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AUBURN, Wash. – While Sunday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Longacres Mile attracted a full field of 12, including a handful of Californians with flashy credentials, the forecast isn’t terribly complicated. Stryker Phd, the defending champion and winner of six consecutive stakes races at Emerald Downs, is likely to be a short-priced favorite – and perhaps an irresistible one – in the 80th running of the Mile.