Issue in the Sham Stakes: How Much Is Asked of Bob and John

By Dick Downey

Saturday's 1 1/8-mile Sham Stakes at Santa Anita has taken on new importance since achieving grade III status for the first time this year. Despite that, the race doesn't fit into the plans of many California connections with stakes plans down the road. It's drawn only six entries, and two of those have emerged from the claiming ranks.

We can't always go with an underdog, and this is one of those cases. We think he'll win, and so we must go with the presumed favorite in the Sham, Stonerside Stable's Bob and John.More....