DRF: Field of Ten Expected in Preakness

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According to a report by Jay Privman of the Daily Racing Form, nine challengers are expected to join Always Dreaming in the Preakness at Pimlico on May 20.

Of the nine horses, four ran in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Hence, Gunnevera, Classic Empire and Lookin’ At Lee, who almost caught Almost Dreaming on Saturday, will all enter the race, according to the report.

Javier Castellano, who rode Gunnevera in the Derby, will step aside in the Preakness. Mike Smith — who rode Girvin on Saturday — will take the mount atop the Antonio Sano trainee.

Read Privman’s story for the DRF here.

Audible ran best of our horses. Javier (Castellano) told me he couldn’t get going early in the race. He said the horse had trouble with the track and the kickback. He just couldn’t get him going. It’s frustrating when something like this happens. Javier said he thought he might have been on the best horse if he could have got going earlier. Magnum Moon, Luis (Saez) said he didn’t like the track at all. He said the kickback got to him. Johnny (Velazquez) said Vino Rosso didn’t like it (the track) either. He just didn’t want to be out there. Florent (Geroux) on Noble Indy got his trip; he just wasn’t good enough.”

Todd Pletcher, Trainer of Audible (3rd), Vino Rosso (9th), Noble Indy (17), Magnum Moon (19th)

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