Now there are several arguments for both.
|One Dashing Eagle wins the $2.4 million Grade I All American Futurity|
Rylees Boy ran against older, well raced horses all year as opposed to the lightly raced 2 year olds the One Dashing Eagle faced. So while the horses One Dashing Eagle faced may have been trial winners, Rylees Boy was running against multiple stakes winners. In the Bank of America Challenge Championship at Prairie Meadows, his runner up was a horse called Llano Teller, who in 2011 won the Ruidoso Derby and the All American Derby, both at Ruidoso, both Grade Is, and 2 out of 3 legs of the Derby Triple Crown. In the Champion of Champions at Los Alamitos, Rylees Boy defeated 2011 World Champion Cold Cash 123, and Super Derby winner Deniro. It shouldn't be forgotten that Rylees Boy also notched a Grade II win in the New Mexico Challenge at Sunland Park, which was the race that qualified him to run in the Bank of America Challenge Championship.
|Rylees Boy wins the $750,000 Grade I Champion of Champions|
Now like I said earlier, I put my money on One Dashing Eagle to win, but I'm hoping Rylees Boy gets the title. Either way, it should be interesting to see how the 2012 World Champion fares in their 2013 campaign.