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May 10, 2012

I'll Have Another takes jog at Pimlico

By: SPORTS NETWORK


Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Two days after first arriving at Pimlico Race Course, Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another got familiar with the racing surface ahead of the May 19 Preakness Stakes. The $1 million Classic is run at 1 3/16 miles.

Owned by J. Paul Reddam, I'll Have Another and exercise rider Johnny Garcia went once around the track under the supervision of assistant trainer Jack Sisterson.

"He got over the ground really well, his ears were pricked and he was full of energy," Sisterson said. "His energy level is fantastic, something that we want to see his first time back on the track. You wouldn't want to see him with his head down going along there."

Trainer Doug O'Neill will be at Pimlico in time to overlook the chestnut colt's Thursday prep work.

Back at Churchill Downs, Derby runner-uo Bodemeister and stablemate Liaison were back on the track Wednesday morning. Trained by Bob Baffert, Bodemeister jogged a mile with rider George Alvarez while assistant trainer Jim Barnes was alongside on a pony. Liaison, sixth in the Derby, had a light move and stablemate Paynter galloped 1 1/2 miles with Alvarez riding.

A decision on who will run in the Preakness will be made after Baffert returns to Louisville from Southern California this weekend.

Dullahan, third in the Run for the Roses, also got on the track for the first time since Saturday's race. The colt, trained by Dale Romans, jogged twice around Churchill Downs. Romans had Cozzetti jogging two miles at Churchill. Both horses are being considered for the second jewel of the Triple Crown.



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