In top older horse Gun Runner's last start in the Whitney Stakes, owner Ron Paolucci entered 62-1 longshot Cautious Giant to push the pace and try to set things up for his Loooch Stables mate, War Story. It didn't work. Gun Runner romped by 5 1/4, War Story was off the board, and Cautious Giant walked across the finish line last.
But Paolucci won't get a chance to try those tactics again in Saturday's Woodward Stakes. New York stewards rejected his entry of a horse that recently competed in 870-yard races at Los Alamitos after he told them the horse was solely in the race to serve as a “rabbit” for War Story.
Right or wrong decision?
In this week's Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick lock horns with opposite opinions on the issue. Plus, do the results of this year's wild and crazy 3-year-old division indicate a good crop or a bad one?
Watch below and share your thoughts.
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