With Mission Brief coming off a win in New Jersey sire stakes action that was not necessarily visually impressive some are worried that the super filly isn’t at her best right now. Trainer Ron Burke is among them.
Burke has high expectations for the daughter of Muscle Hill and long ago predicted that she could win the Hambletonian, but Burke admitted yesterday that there is something amiss with the horse at the moment. That could be cause for concern for the chalk players when they approach tonight’s fourth race at the Meadowlands, a $100,000 Jersey sire stakes final. Despite drawing the 10 post, Mission Brief will be heavily favored.