At first glance, Proud Spell would be the 2008 champion three-year-old filly with wins in the Kentucky Oaks, Delaware Oaks and Alabama. But Indian Blessing has a trump card hidden in Bob Baffert's tack room — the Vosbourgh.
Should Indian Blessing run against older males and win against the likes of Fabulous Strike, Abraaj and Bustin Stones, Indian Blessing will have thrown down the hammer in a major way.
Trainer Larry Jones has expressed zero interest in sending Proud Spell to the Breeders' Cup. Baffert intends on running Indian Blessing in the Filly and Mare Sprint.
A win in the Vosbourgh and Filly and Mare Sprint will wrest the title away from Proud Spell. If Indian Blessing wants it, she's going to have to tear it away from Jones, Gabriel Saez and Proud Spell.
Possible? Yes. Likely? ...
If she does it, I'll owe you a Coke.