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Trainer media interviews at AM works for prep Preakness
"I rarely correct my exercise rider, but he worked the colt too fast. It will play into the Derby winner's style.".
I sent two out to hug the rail and move to it as to not give up the rail .My instructions were to see the colts return like they ran through a Sherwin Williams pàint store.
Mine that Bird had a 13 point jump from his previous best rpr to his derby 121. Was it just the slop? Calvin Borel? Nope. He went on to duplicate the 121 in the Preakness and followed that up with a 119 in the Belmont.
Rich Strike had a whopping 20 point rpr jump from his previous best to the derby. Was it just the pace or can he do it again? That’s an awfully big jump.
In 2 weeks we'll know if the colt is an Animal Kingdom come.
Or those owners + backstretch connections double down their winnings....and thy will be done
He definately can do it again, he just has to time his run 1/16th mile sooner than in the derby.
He'll have Early Voting, Simplification, Secret Oath to run at down the stretch.
Epicenter non-committal at this point.
Sleepers to hit the tri...Un Ojo & Happy Jack @ a price.
Unless we get :22 and :45 again.
Who looks like the speed besides Early Voting?
Nobody will speed ball to the front to attempt to wire field.
The field needs to grind out; keep it slower pace in the race. At mile make their runs. Lock out rail.
Keep Derby winner sitting on his heels, lagging behind with a slower pace up front.
Fastest run Preakness...1996 by Louis Quatorze fractions, 23.04 / 46.21 / 1:09.90
Split times (23:17) (23:69) (24:67) (18:86)
Think we'll get times like that next Saturday?
Epicenter confirmed for the Preakness. There's the other speed.