Uncle Lino Will “Be On the Lead” in the Preakness

Uncle Lino Will “Be On the Lead” in the Preakness

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After drawing post position two in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico, the speedy stakes winner Uncle Lino has only one logical option for race strategy–he will be going to the front early on.

“I’ll be on the lead,” trainer Gary Sherlock was quoted as saying in a Preakness press release. “I don’t know if any of the outside horses will jump over and go fast enough to be second or third. I think Nyquist will be laying and tracking me, whether that’s second or somebody on the outside is there and he’s a little bit behind. Then hope we keep going.

“He’s that way anyway [a front runner with a lot of speed], but when you’re outside you can see what’s happening. Now we have no choice. But there is no speed inside of him, so off we go,” Sherlock added.

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J. Keeler Johnson is a writer, blogger, videographer, and all-around horse racing enthusiast who was drawn to the sport by Curlin's quest to become North America's richest racehorse. A great fan of racing history, he considers Dr. Fager to be the greatest racehorse ever produced in America, but counts Zenyatta as his all-time favorite. He lives in Wisconsin and also writes for the Bloodhorse.com blog Unlocking Winners.

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