About ten or fifteen years ago I make a post on our board about a horse, who's name escapes me, that was entered into a turf race. The horse was coming back from an injury or a layoff and had only 3 career races. He was bred for the grass and I noted that his BRIS turf coefficient was 135 and posted that it was the highest I had ever seen in this continent. He won the race and paid over $30.00. In the Juvenile Turf, #10 Ebeko has a turf coefficient of 132, the 2nd highest I have ever seen. As most of you probably know my memory has been problematic since the stroke but regardless, 132 is very high.
I'm not touting this pony as a anything close to a lock and his PPs certainly would suggest he might not belong with this group but with a top trainer and probably the best grass rider in the country on top – I'm very interested.
My first look though at the Juv Turf I also liked Sealiway best but now I'm wavering after noting he's never run on firm turn and his most impressive effort was the win on heavy doing. Maybe, just maybe, he might not take to firm ground and coming out of hole-1 he might also get stuck behind horses. I'm not wagering on the Friday races but if I was I think I'd take a shot Pennsylvania – I mean Battleground.