“Barbaro was so overpowering in his Kentucky Derby romp that profitable subsequent Saturday’s Preakness is apparently a foregone conclusion.”
– Affiliated Press
“Unbeaten Barbaro seems invincible.”
– Asbury Park Push
– Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens
The 131st Preakness Stakes is going to be operate Saturday at Pimlico and most horsemen are reasonably specific that Barbaro will demonstrate the rest of his challengers his backside in the next jewel on the Triple Crown.
Given that I identified as this horse to generally be the winner on the Derby if Bob & John faltered and he did, you should Assume I might be touting this Michael Martz pupil. Well I'm firm believer that adversity brings out the most effective in us and both equally trainer Dan Hendricks and his proficient a few 12 months outdated Brother Derek, have experienced their truthful share.
When you've got been following Triple Crown or are a reader of my articles or blog posts not long ago, you'll realize that Hendricks was remaining paralyzed from a motocross incident two several years back. He bounced back with the help of his spouse, three sons and some faithful house owners and it is a topnotch trainer.
Brother Derek wowed the horsemen within the West Coast inside the early A part of the season and arrived at Churchill Downs as the odds on favored, to gain the Operate for the Roses. But if the attract was built for the massive race, Hendricks proficient horse was saddled with the 18 article situation within the overcrowded race.
Brother Derek experienced a nasty trip inside the Derby, racing broad on the very first change and really extensive on the next, even though Barbaro had an excellent journey. He almost certainly wouldn’t have beaten Barbaro that day anyway, but, with greater racing luck, he would've been Substantially nearer. His coach Dan Hendricks believes the effort was nearly as good as any his colt has had in his job.
“I assume you could say it’s his most effective race,” he said of your Derby performance. “He created it again. He took dirt. He took adversity. He went wide and he circled the field and he shed a shoe and continue to concluded a really creditable fourth. I could easily say he might have been 2nd. To ensure that’s obtained for being one among his finest races.”
The Preakness are going to be a leisurely stroll on the Seashore in comparison with the Traffic congestion from the Derby and Brother Derek can scoot with Barbaro. I feel he turns the tables right here!