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With the Suburban Handicap coming up this weekend, I couldn’t help but wonder what happened to Flat Out—  the winner of last year’s Suburban and Jockey Club Gold Cup— since a horrendous try on turf earlier this year. Turns out this weekend he’ll be running in Monmouth’s one-mile Monmouth Cup (II). While he’s the best horse in the field, new trainer Bill Mott admit he is not up to 100% just yet off a layoff. I would say without looking too much into the PP’s that his biggest threat is Todd Pletcher trainee San Pablo, who ran well in New York this year almost beating out one of my favorites Marilyn’s Guy. Joel Rosario will be up on San Pablo while Rosie Napravnik has the call on Flat Out.

With the Suburban Handicap coming up this weekend, I couldn’t help but wonder what happened to Flat Out—  the winner of last year’s Suburban and Jockey Club Gold Cup— since a horrendous try on turf earlier this year. Turns out this weekend he’ll be running in Monmouth’s one-mile Monmouth Cup (II). While he’s the best horse in the field, new trainer Bill Mott admit he is not up to 100% just yet off a layoff. I would say without looking too much into the PP’s that his biggest threat is Todd Pletcher trainee San Pablo, who ran well in New York this year almost beating out one of my favorites Marilyn’s Guy. Joel Rosario will be up on San Pablo while Rosie Napravnik has the call on Flat Out.

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