The Kentucky Derby victor has taken 10 of the past 20 Preakness Stakes, with horses who lost in the Derby winning seven times. A closer look at the Derby showed that Classic Empire was compromised by traffic circumstances that existed at the Derby but should not be an issue Saturday.
Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming is a 4-5 morning-line favorite to win and will start from the fourth post.
Always Dreaming arrived in Baltimore three days after winning the Derby by 2¾ lengths on a sloppy track.
Make a note of this: Pletcher's Preakness record is 0-8, with only a single third-place finish.
Conquest Mo Money was not nominated to the Triple Crown.
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"The horse is doing unbelievably well in the two-week turnaround (from the Derby)", Pletcher said. He prefers giving his horses more rest between starts. The third finisher at Sunland Hedge Fund was nipped next out in the Illinois Derby.
American Pharoah survived slop at the Preakness on its way to a Triple Crown in '15. Always Dreaming, trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez, was a 9/2 favorite at the outset.
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"I think we got exactly what we hoped we would get when we got here, a good, quiet setting", Pletcher said. Conquest Mo Money demonstrated good stamina when he refused to capitulate in the Arkansas Derby until the very end after setting legitimate early fractions.
But Pletcher practically shrugged off the importance of the Preakness draw.
The positional speed is Always Dreaming's greatest racing attribute.
A scorching hot day in Baltimore on Thursday.
"The tank seems full and he seems eager to go", he said. With only one other speed horse (Conquest Mo Money) in the Preakness, Always Dreaming could get another flawless trip and may be on the lead from the start.
So, when Always Dreaming lined up for the Florida Derby on April 1, he had exactly zero points toward a berth in the Kentucky Derby.
This will be the first appearance in a Triple Crown race for the owner, the jockey and trainer Miguel Hernandez. Always Dreaming has been at Pimlico since last Tuesday and there will be no workouts, just long, strong gallops to hone the colt's fitness. "He's sitting on go, and we're going to try to keep him that way for another 48 hours". We're not overthinking it.
"We just need to have a nice facility", he said.
Always Dreaming is the early 4-5 favorite for the race Saturday at Pimlico, where hell break from the No. 4 post.
Always Dreaming is undoubtedly the horse to beat on Saturday.
"I'd lie if I said no", he said when asked if he had considered Triple Crown prospects. "He's quiet in the stall". He got just crushed leaving the starting gate. "We don't want to see him get too excited and step on himself".
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