Steve Asmussen

Preakness field likely to be missing many Kentucky Derby starters

Preakness field likely to be missing many Kentucky Derby starters

It’s a Kentucky Derby rite of passage, the excitement that builds for the Preakness the moment the winner crosses the finish line at Churchill Downs.

Is Always Dreaming good enough to win the Preakness? Sure.

Is he a Triple Crown horse? Probably not, but it’s too early to tell.

Saturday’s Kentucky Derby was not a good indication of the ability of many of the horses because the surface, which Equibase ridiculously labeled as “wet fast,” compromised the run of a lot of starters.

Normally when a jockey or trainer says a horse didn’t like the surface it’s code for “we don’t know why they didn’t run.”

However, in this case, it was true.

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