Nyquist Ready To Repeat Derby Success

Maryland Jockey Club photo

Maryland Jockey Club photo

The weather forecast for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes may be dismal, but the outlook for Nyquist to become the fourth horse in five years to nab the first two legs of the Triple Crown is much more auspicious.

Impressive on the track Thursday morning in a brisk gallop, the Kentucky Derby winner has given every indication that he’s ready to repeat his impressive performance from Churchill Downs.

Running on the track just ahead of Preakness rival and Bob Baffert trainee Collected – an unexpected and unintended workmate – Nyquist worked “perfect,” said trainer Doug O’Neill, clocking his horse from the sixth-floor balcony at Pimlico.

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