The Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1)

5/27/2017 Santa Anita Park-Race 8

The Gold Cup at Santa Anita-$500,000—Grade I

1 & 1/4 Miles on Dirt for Three-Year-Olds & Upward

Post Time: 4:30 P.M. PST

Analysis by Michael Patricks

The 142nd Preakness Stakes is in the books and the three-year-old picture remains “cloudy” as ever, as Cloud Computing etched his name into the history books with his clear-cut score.  Congratulations to Chad Brown and his team for having their colt ready to go as there could be little doubt left in anyone’s mind after watching the race that Cloud Computing was the best horse last Saturday.  As much as I derided Cloud Computing and his chances to win the Preakness, I’m more than happy to eat crow with my words and tip my cap to him.  This great game will leave you humbled and keep you tossing and turning in your bed at night with “what ifs” and “could have beens”.  The crux of handicapping is seeing value where other players don’t and capitalizing from it.  To those who capitalized on Cloud Computing, I salute you.  For those who went down in flames with me on Always Dreaming, that’s life in the big city as they say.  Let’s dust ourselves off and take a trip to Santa Anita with a look at the older horses which will compete in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Saturday.

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