I would never profess to winning as much as Charlie Sheen these days, but one very lucrative play last summer was my exacta call in the Continental Mile. The Flying Whizzer ran versus Pluck, Rustler Hustler, Powhatan County and others in a very respectable two-year-old turf field and is entered today in the 7th from Santa Anita, a 6.5-furlong sprint on the downhill turf course.
Over lunch this afternoon I glanced quickly at the past performances and consider The Flying Whizzer a value at 8-to-1 (knowing SA, however, three horses will scratch and he'll go off as the 4-5 favorite). It'll be interesting to see what happens in Whizzer's first start as a 3YO , but this is a horse whose old connections went with some aggressive entries last season, yielding three straight place finishes before a tired 7th in the Grade 3 Pilgrim at Belmont. A ship out West, change in connections and steady workout pattern augur well, in my view.