Preakness 2018: Bob Baffert discusses Justify on May 15

Trainer Bob Baffert spoke with the media after Kentucky Derby winner Justify trained Tuesday at Churchill Downs (separate video) in preparation for the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. 

No, I didn’t want the horse on the lead. I’m disappointed with the trip. The post didn’t help. We were inside [Justify] the whole way. Unfortunately, our horse took the worst of it being on the fence and getting pressed the whole way. He’s just not a horse that runs on the lead, so I’m pretty disappointed. He didn’t give up. I know this horse very well and he’s not a horse to be on the lead. No way. You guys asked me all week what I wanted to do – sit off the pace and follow [Justify] around the track. And he’s following us around.”

Chad Brown, Trainer, Good Magic, 4th

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