Race went out slow and Murphy wasn't even that far back with 150 to go. I was glad to see him show some fight the final 100 and not pack it in. Not every season will be a breeze like the start of last year. Only .5 behind Adam K.
Counter argument could be made he ran his 1:43 last year when he wasn't in the NOP. They don't have a track record of success in the 800.