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Profile: Prospective

Prospective (Eclipse Sportswire)

Prospective was a little bit overwhelmed in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. It was a deer-in-the-headlights reaction. He has shown some development at age 3, but not enough to win this race. He doesn’t push other horses or influence space. Dullahan tossed him aside at the head of the stretch in the Blue Grass.

He doesn’t have a tremendous amount of presence or show the ability to manage a lot of chaos. His ears never search. They are always straight forward. He’s a straight line runner.

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