Lookin At Lee eyes Preakness glory after strong run in Derby
19 May, 2017, 19:32
Always Dreaming, trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez, was a 9/2 favorite at the outset.
His nine opponents - including four returnees from the Derby - are ready for the colt's front-running tactics.
American Pharoah added his name to the history books in 2015 when winning all the three races, becoming the first to do so since Affirmed in 1978. Classic Empire kept on coming, then was bothered again when Practical Joke drifted out, causing a chain-reaction that again slowed Classic Empire's momentum. Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming is the big favorite after a dominating run through the muck at Churchill Downs.
"I'm someone who has been in a lot of races and lost a lot of races, so I know you don't want to be overconfident".
Both Pletcher and Casse have said this week that they expect Conquest Mo Money to end up setting the pace. He galloped 1½ miles on a warm, muggy Thursday and will jog on Friday because "that's what we did the day before the Derby", Pletcher said.
"We had the strongest stable in the world, probably, and to leave a secure assistant job was a tough decision to make - and an intimidating one", Pletcher recalled.
That's what happened at Churchill Downs, when Lukas had no entrant but was overcome with joy while watching Always Dreaming approach the finish line. The Preakness Stakes horse race is scheduled to take place May 20. A fast track is anticipated. Always Dreaming's talent is unquestioned. "He's always at the front of the stall, has his head out and his ears up and taking in the scenery".
It brought to Viola's mind some of horse racing's greatest rivalries. At Laurel, they race 150 days a year, not 12. "I think it cost him a few placings at least". "We got clobbered. We got hit by a linebacker". The "Run for the Black-Eyed Susans" is held on the third Saturday in May and is only trumped by the Kentucky Derby in attendance for North American stakes races.
Always Dreaming is undoubtedly the horse to beat on Saturday. Super Saver finished a exhausted eighth. Classic Empire finished fourth, Gunnevera seventh and Hence 11. It says here Classic Empire will bounce back from his nightmarish trip in the Derby and spoil Always Dreaming's Triple Crown hopes. He certainly shouldn't have as long odds as Term of Art or Senior Investment. 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.
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