With the scratch of Lord Nelson, the Sprint boils down on paper to three primary contenders, two of them old-timers and the other a young'un.
Masochistic and A.P. Indian might be 6 years old, but both have little wear on their tires. Masochistic, the morning-line favorite, has 13 starts, eight of them wins, while A.P. Indian is 11-for-17.
Millennial handicappers might side with Drefong, a 3-year-old with a mere five starts. The four wins have come by an aggregate 24 1/2 lengths, so the Bob Baffert trainee cannot be dismissed.