The new pontiff was part of an entry with another Argentine 20 to 1 shot, the better known Leonardo Sandri. You have to watch the South American talent. They thrive on turf and they can run all day. Bergoglio was soft in his recent works but did breeze a 59 sec. 6 furlongs recently at Bay Meadows that was best of the morning. Lasix, front wraps, blinkers, the gray colt looked very good to our railbirds and in the paddock.
It has been that kind of a week for long shots. Earlier a 135 -1 horse, I've struck a nerve breezed to victory at the $400,000, Grade II Risen Star Stakes in New Orleans. If you boxed the pope and the gelding, you my friend are a handicapper.