You may be right, bdw0617. The first crop Invasors weren't ready for graded stakes earnings at two, none even ran in a graded stakes. But people pay big bucks to breed and buy potential TC horses. At this (early) point in the TC only Five Sixteen has got any mention - for the Belmont. None have yet run in graded stakes. Having one do well would be more glamorous for Invasor than being seen as a stamina influence for post TC races, so I'm hoping.
Here comes The Shadwell Stable horse, El Aqsa, trained by Kieran Mc Laughlin. He ran in an msw at Gulfstream, broke very poorly, ran 4 wide and only beat 2 horses. His second race will be a $75,000 msw at Aqueduct at a mile and 70 yds on the inner track. It's an interesting race. Quorum, the horse that ran 2nd a neck ahead of Five Sixteen at this distance, was dismissed in the ML at 15/1. El Aqsa is the 4th ML choice at 6/1. The first three choices have multiple msw 2nd and 3rds at Churchill, Gulfstream and Aqueduct. So he has a tall task, but MacLaughlin is showing confidence in him. He gets Lasix this time.