Tagg, who sees every angle after 50 years in the game, would be the first to tell you so. He has a terrific horse, though, one who could come to Baltimore with a chance to win the mutant Triple Crown on the first Saturday in October. Would the achievement carry an unofficial asterisk because of the scrambled, elongated schedule? Almost certainly. But fans of the series should be excited, because after the Belmont, they have a legit star to follow.