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Is Barbaro a horse for the course?

Updated: January 31, 2006, 11:27 AM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

When Barbaro whipped 12 others in the Laurel Futurity last year, trainer Michael Matz knew he had one of the most talented 2-year-olds in the country. The colt won by eight lengths while receiving a 102 Beyer Figure, just two points slower than the number given to Stevie Wonderboy in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. But what Matz still doesn't know is whether or not he has just a good grass horse or a colt with the overall talent to become a major player on the road to the Kentucky Derby.

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