I will admit it: I thought that Bodemeister would win the Preakness. Without an early pace setter and over the shorter distance, I thought he’d do it, especially as coming into the backstretch the time was a full two seconds slower than the Derby.
But I’ll Have Another rallied with another incredible run down the home stretch. It was a very impressive effort and a great race. I just love having this kind of excitement going into the Belmont, especially when the horse that’s won two legs of the Triple Crown is bred for distance!
Here are two videos of the race. The aerial view gives an excellent vantage point for watching I’ll Have Another accelerate.