Preakness 2012: Six horses to watch – Page 6
August 7, 2016
His last race was a good race, but it always seemed like there’s more to him than what he puts out in a race. He won last year’s Preakness with Shackleford, and watched as Dullahan finish a strong for third in the Derby two weeks ago.
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. Earlier in the week, this maiden winner who likes to come from behind worked five furlongs in a fast 58.80 seconds over a muddy track at Churchill Downs, and Romans said, “He’s fresh, and he’s going to have to run fast” on Saturday, especially leaving from the outside No.
Cozzetti’s exercise rider Tammy Fox told the Courier-Journal that if the colt translates his morning workouts to actual races, then the sky’s the limit.
“He’s never really shown what he does in the morning,” Fox told the newspaper. I was impressed with the way he did everything. He’s older and has a stronger feeling underneath me.”
Nowadays, it’s wise not to discard the chances of horses trained by Dale Romans. While his top 3-year-old is sitting out the Preakness, he’s sending out this gray colt with hopes of pulling off a surprise at 30-1. So maybe he’s waking up. “He hasn’t figured it out yet, I don’t think. He was fourth in the Arkansas Derby, 9¾ lengths behind Bodemeister, in his last start.
Mary Doser rides Preakness Stakes entrant Cozzetti before a morning workout at Pimlico Race Course, Friday, May 18, 2012, in Baltimore. 11 post
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