National Velvet versus Hidalgo
Here’s where it really starts to hit the fan.
National Velvet had an easy win over The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit, which might be the first time one of my own personal picks had such a resounding loss. Apparently no one else chants “Aspercel, Aspercel, when you’re sick it’ll make you well!” after opening their medicine cabinet.
Hidalgo eked out a really close win over Return to Snowy River – which I have to say, I was not expecting! Quite a bit of consternation in the comments on that one, too.
So: who gets to keep going, and who has to stay behind?