Yesterday I profiled Harlan’s Hello from the Doodnauth Shivmangal barn and today we will take a look at his other 2011 Belmont Stakes hopeful Isn’t He Perfect.
The 3-year-old son of Pleasantly Perfect brings plenty of experience to the table with thirteen lifetime starts. He broke his maiden while racing for a $40,000 tag at Aqueduct last November and he captured a starter allowance event over the inner dirt in March of this year.
His numbers have been steadily climbing but he failed to threaten graded rivals in the Gotham, Wood Memorial, Jerome, and Preakness.
Isn’t He Perfect will be one of the longest shots on the board in the Belmont Stakes and figures to have his work cut out for him in the Test of Champions.
At 30-1 on the morning line and breaking from post position twelve, Isn’t He Perfect is the longest of the longshots in the 2011 Preakness.
The experienced son of Pleasantly Perfect has faced the starter twelve times with a pair of wins to his credit. He has worked his way up from the maiden claiming ranks to compete in stakes races but he has yet to make a dent versus tougher competition.
Isn’t He Perfect is a decent allowance type with tactical speed and his new rider Edgar Prado knows Pimlico like the back of his hand. He would have to improve several lengths to make a dent in the Preakness and if his other three graded races are any indication he figures to be competitive until the real running begins around the far turn.