We get the rematch between Contrial and Salios at Tokyo this Sunday, the pair that fought out a high-rating edition of the Satsuki Sho (Japanese Guineas) now locking horns in the biggest race of all for the classic generation, the Tokyo Yushen (Japanese Derby).
Assessed Prices: Contrail $2.30; Salios $3.20; Al Jannah $10.00.
The 'Big Two' represent a whopping 75% of the winning chance according to the Racing and Sports priceline and that speaks to their high ratings which make them both down as good enough to win a typical Tokyo Yushen.
The clash should be a hot one and the betting looks likely to steer us into backing Salios to knock off Contrail - as it did (unsuccessfully!) in the Satsuki Sho.
Salios is a huge talent and looks sure to stay the trip. There is no knock on Contrail on that front, although he is very brilliant and would need to be some sort of superstar to drag that sort of speed out to this trip.
Of course, he may well be...