BALTIMORE (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming has gone for a routine gallop ahead of the Preakness, which trainer Todd Pletcher sees as a positive development.
Pletcher says “everything went very smoothly” with Always Dreaming on Tuesday, saying he had “good energy” and a “good controlled gallop.”
That hasn’t always been the case for the dark bay colt who figures to be heavily favored in Saturday’s Preakness.
The colt, who is 4-for-4 this season, tends to be overly aggressive in his morning exercise. That was the case Monday when he took a slight stumble at the start and tried to buck off the exercise rider.
On Tuesday, Always Dreaming was all business for the 1½-mile gallop.
Pletcher says: “He was moving really well. As they say: It was exactly what we were looking for.”
Post positions will be drawn Wednesday.
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