Saturday, September 30 was a very good day for Pope Jude fans,but it was the Awesome Again (G1) at Santa that drew the most comments. This is what we wrote:
(8:00) SA 10th Race – Due to tremendous management by Bob Baffert, most people think #8 CUPID is a fantastic racehorse. He is not. The son of Tapit has won some of the weakest races imaginable. He is all smoke and mirrors. Baffert’s other charge in the Awesome Again (G1) is #6 MUBTAAHIJ. A son of the great sire Dubawi, he has been managed like he’s a cheap claimer, running all over the place, often overmatched and sometimes out of form, at different surfaces and distances and still, he has managed to earn over $4 million in his 17-race career. #8 CUPID couldn’t fasten his bridle. Maybe #6 MUBTAAHIJ has been ruined. But if he hasn’t, we expect a huge performance this evening. We didn’t care much for the chances of #2 DORTMUND in this spot and evidently trainer Art Sherman didn’t either. He’ll be scratched in favor of an easier race down the road.
You are not going to find an assessment like that anywhere else.