Mastery is Bob Baffert's best 3 y/o. Mike Smith up top. He is prepping on the west coast which is where if am thinking correctly 4 of the past 5 Kentucky Derby winners have prepped. Mastery has only three races under his belt, all wins, one being his maiden, the next in the Grade II Bob Hope Stakes, and the last in the Grade I Cash Call Futurity at Los Alamitos. This Saturday Mastery takes his final prep up to the Santa Anita Derby, and then to Kentucky in which he should roll undefeated at 5-0. Mastery races this weekend in the Grade II San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita.
Mastery is a fast boy that can stalk a fast or slow pace, doesn't matter, and he has a tendency to run away from his foes in the stretch.
I've spent some time watching all of the top contender's races, over and over, and simply put, Mastery will bury the rest in the last furlong in Kentucky.
Mastery in the Grade I Cash call Futurity in the video replay below. It is easy to see to the eyeball Mastery is super fast. He smokes the hottest pack of two year olds west of the Mississippi. Ears laid back and gettin it. Mastery was a 425k yearling purchase at Keenland.
Mastery> Bad boy.