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Trainer of Musket Man Leaning toward Preakness run

Trainer of Musket Man Leaning toward Preakness run

Musket Man, the third-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, will likely run in the Preakness Stakes next week.
Trainer Derek Ryan said he expects to decide by Wednesday, adding his colt will not run in the Belmont Stakes.
Ryan said he likes the mile and three-sixteenths (1,900-meter) distance for the Preakness, a sixteenth of a mile (100 meters) shorter than the first leg of the U.S. Triple Crown.
"It's shortening up a little bit and I want to run him in the Haskell," Ryan said before a press conference to trumpet this weekend's opening of Monmouth Park, the site of the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2.
Musket Man was edged for second in the Derby by Pioneer of the Nile. The two finished almost seven lengths behind Mine That Bird, who won at odds of 50-1.


Updated : 2020-12-03 16:17 GMT+08:00