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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.
"Fastest run Preakness...1996 by Louis Quatorze fractions, 23.04 / 46.21 / 1:09.90
That was run @ mile distance..
Steve Az trainer going after Derb winner who snatched his nearly 1st Derb win in 25 tries.
If rain Derb winner won't hit dah board.
Chad has Jack Christopher winning @ mile; now to stretch out 9 fl in Haskell+ then Travers* at mile quarter....but he also has Zandon. Good pressure for Chadski
*The Travers - mid Summer Derby at The Spa could shape up with 3 different Tri Crown winners and winner rascal from the Haskell.
+Haskell ..Too short distance and too fast time for Derby winner to be in contention.
At 3: Won Preakness S.(G1,Pim,9.5f), Jim Dandy S.(G2,Sar,9f); 2nd Blue Grass S.(G2,Kee,9f), Travers S.(G1,Sar,10f), Breeder's Cup Classic (G1,WO,10f); 3rd Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1,BEL,10f)
1.53.43 Louis Quatorze Preakness time 1996
Yes...That time given was a mile time # that was given in the thread. Should have made it a ???
Big Red had his Preak final time revised and revised years later..and time revised giving him track record.
Pimlico peeps gotha be thrilled they got the Derby duce coming to battle.
Early Voting looks like the need-to-lead type. Epicenter seems content to lay back but stay in within range. Will this be another strangely run TC race? It would be funny if EV got away with :24 and change and :49 at the half.
Like the end of a basket ball game where the team up in score just slows the game down...challengers to Derb winner should not spend ball out front giving Derb winner time to wind up his closing run.
Don't be surprised to see jocks pulling wooden road blocks out of their boots to block off the rail
Derby winner is 2 for 2 at/on Church surface. PIM terrain could very well spoil his game. As no success and beaten by Derby runners in pre Derby races on different surfaces