The epicenter, the secret oath confirmed on the peak

Barring splits from the prospect’s line-up, the 147th Preakness Stakes (G1) will feature a rematch between the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), the upset victor Rich Strike and preferred epicenter , who was caught in the final runs with an 80-1 shot. There’s a new factor playing with him secret section She is set to dive into the boys’ showdown after the Longines Kentucky Oaks win (Group 1) on May 6.

David Fiske, director of blood stocks for Winchell Thoroughbreds, confirmed after speaking with coach Steve Asmussen Wednesday morning that the Epicenter will take place on May 21, the central jewel of the Triple Crown in history. Pimlico Racing Cycle. The Louisiana Derby (G2) winner is back on the track May 11 Churchill Downswith Asmussen admiring what he saw as the epicenter ran and ran under Roberto Howell.

Plans call for the Epicenter to run an easy half-mile on May 16 and truck to Pimlico the next day.

“Steve said he’s really happy with the way he’s back on the track this morning,” Fisk said. “He said it looked great. I mean, we were going. He (the epicenter) just needed to tell us he wanted to go.

“I thought it traveled really well,” he said of return rehearsals on day one for the Epicenter. “Roberto said he was himself, more than that. Being himself is a good thing. I thought he took the derby really well. He lay like he usually does. He was nice and relaxed.”

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The secret section emphasized the peak

Secret Oath has been confirmed to be Briland Farm’s winner in the Preakness, and Hall of Fame coach D. Wayne Lukas has won six times, according to a tweet from Pimlico operators.

Lucas, who won her first out of four Kentucky Derby tournaments with skilled Winning Colors in 1988, said Secret Oath is training well and “playing outside” after winning the Oaks.

“Epicenter is going to be tough. He’s a legitimate favourite. He’s a very good horse. Nobody can go in there and think they’re just going to run alongside him. It’s going to be very hard to beat. You pay off if you take,” said Lucas.

The Secret Oath ran a lap around Churchill Downs and then ran a mile more waterfall at the track Wednesday morning under Daniel Roser.

She faced the male Aruget filly earlier this spring, finishing third in the Arkansas Derby with a wide ride.

Brown Weighs Preakness . Options

Coach Chad Brown has not decided whether one or two of the runners will participate in the Preakness. Claravic Stables early voting He’s on his way to a 1 3/16 mile race, while Brown said he’s still considering running with zandon Who finished third in the derby.

Zandon arrived at Brown’s barn in Belmont Park on May 10 after traveling from Kentucky. The four-time Eclipse-winning trainer said he will be watching the horse on the track this week before deciding over the weekend whether to enter Preakness.

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