OK, here goes. I handicapped this race for about two hours or more and to be quite frank your guess is as good as my "educated" choice. This race was a very hard race for me to really feel confident about my picks. First off, there seems two be three to five horses capable of showing their speed. These Include #5Decisive Moment, #6Comma to the Top, #7Pants On Fire, all three of which don't want the distance of a mile and quarter. Further speed can come from the #14 Shackleford and the #17Soldat. Of these five, I think Soldat will show the way for a good part of this race. He will falter late and hold on for piece.
Next are the "closers", there are lots of these. Too many. #1Archarcharch gets my nod of this group. Watch out for #11Master of Hounds(The European invader) who exits the United Arab Emerites $2million dollar race with a second by a nose to another in here who I don't pick at all #2Brilliant Speed. These two appear to be turf horses, both can close. #19 Nehro is another who will be closing late like a freight train.
There is a versatile runner in #15Midnight Interlude. He has shown the ability for speed or to close as he did in the Santa Anita Derby. OK, following me so far? Here Goes in order that I pick em'.
#11Master of Hounds
*I would not bet bet the rent on these so use them for entertainment purposes only. Good luck and I hope you enjoy the race. It will be televised on NBC.