By Bob Ehalt
Close your eyes for a minute, ignore the weather, and it could have been Feb. 17 all over again.
On that day Justify was an unraced 3-year-old, 24 hours away from his debut, and 2-year-old champion Good Magic was considered the division’s heavyweight and the leading contender for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1).
Now look at the world as sunset approached on the New Jersey shore, with Good Magic circling outside the winner’s circle July 29 at Monmouth Park, waiting to be saluted as a decisive winner of the $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational (G1).
“Having run a great race at Churchill Downs at a mile and a quarter (in the Derby), you would have to think that’s a target for him,” said Brown, who along with Ortiz had four winners on the 14-race Monmouth card. “I’m very comfortable with his race over that track. Hopefully he stays healthy and everything goes right, and we’ll run him.”
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