Always Dreaming had a super clean trip in Louisville and was the only horse in the field to come back with practically no mud on his coat (that does not include Thunder Snow who wasn't on the track long enough to get dirty).
If the colt is showing an eagerness to compete again, so is Pletcher. Pedigree wise, his sire The Factor is known for his sprinting talent, but this colt looks to have stamina on the grandam side, so I feel pretty confident in saying distance will likely not be an issue. Then he conducts TV interviews and retreats to his office. When placing a bet with a live teller at a racetrack or at an off-track betting facility, you need to use the track name, race number, type and amount of the bet, and the program number (s) for the horse (s) you are playing. Only three of his Preakness horses had run in the Derby.
Hence, Asmussen said, is coming back in the Preakness because he "didn't run his race or exert a lot of effort", owing to an off track over which he never appeared comfortable. Trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez should be very confident that Always Dreaming can keep rolling into the Belmont Stakes on June 10. After Secretariat ran "like a tremendous machine" to join racing's immortals in 1973, Seattle Slew and Affirmed followed in 1977 and 1978, respectively. "It's something I'd love to win". It allows us to have more options.
With the Derby, I thought there was a chance the draw could get us beaten if we had been unlucky there. Two weeks later, he won the Lexington Stakes. "Tank seems full. He seems eager to go". "We're just trying to keep him on the ground one more day". "We expected him to respond the way he has". "And we sure didn't change our minds because of the results of the Derby".
Always Dreaming has a great chance to control this thing from the start.
Calumet Farm is bringing back Hence for another try at Always Dreaming. Without the draw reins, he would have wanted to have a little breeze. He's on it. He's feeling good.
Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario are getting together
ZAC Efron and Alexandra Daddario scotched rumours that they are an item ahead of the Australian premiere of Baywatch in Sydney. Filming on the new movie is scheduled to begin in October. "It's all for the character, to achieve an aesthetic and a look".
Don't overthink it - this is Always Dreaming's race. Let the best colt win.
With three days remaining before the running of the 2017 Preakness Stakes, is Always Dreaming still the clear favorite?
At the end of the Saratoga meet, the Bonomos merged their stable with that of childhood friend Vincent Viola, owner of the NHL's Florida Panthers, and his wife, Teresa.
"The horse is doing unbelievably well in the two-week turnaround (from the Derby)", Pletcher said. "He was a very good horse". And we saw that Curlin was able to dispatch of Street Sense at Pimlico. Instead of throwing Always Dreaming into the Fountain of Youth Stakes on March 4, Pletcher ran him in an allowance race that day at Gulfstream against inferior competition.
In this century, Pletcher has sent 48 starters to the post in the Kentucky Derby. I didn't want to be in New Mexico forever and never come out. He was on the rail chasing the horse that was going to collapse, setting him up perfectly to gallop to victory. "It was really good I was able to tell my partner it makes no sense financially, it's nearly absurd, and the guy said I'm in", reminisced Finley. "He sees things that nobody sees".
Always Dreaming should lead almost every step of the Preakness just like the Derby. Some might call that consistent. Look for him to at least make it a closer contest this time around. It was quiet around Pimlico last week, when Always Dreaming practiced standing in the starting gate and visiting the paddock area where he will be saddled indoors on Saturday.
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