Irish War Cry likes to run well every other race. And that form cycle points to a big run in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, the last leg of the Triple Crown. Irish War Cry faded at the end of the Kentucky Derby, after chasing Derby winner Always Dreaming much of the way. But I see a more favorable pace scenario in the Belmont. Irish War Cry, the No. 7, figures to be near the lead in the race’s early stages and should show a big kick in the stretch to surge ahead of the field.
The Preakness Stakes might just be a repeat of the Kentucky Derby. Derby winner Always Dreaming towers about the field on paper, and has rightly been installed as the 4-5 favorite on the morning line. Everything points to the colt winning again on Saturday and heading to the Belmont Stakes in three weeks with a legitimate chance at the Triple Crown. Always Dreaming got a traffic-free trip in the Derby and should be on or near the lead in the Preakness. If he’s right, he’ll win easy.
Always Dreaming is my top pick to win Saturday’s running of the Kentucky Derby. There’s a lot to like about the Todd Pletcher–trained colt, who is 5-1 on the morning line. He won the Florida Derby with ease. He’s got a running style that should suit Churchill Downs, home to the world’s most famous horse race. And he’s got a wonderful rider in John Velazquez. I also like Girvin in the race, and would have made him my top pick, except he’s trying to overcome a foot injury.
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