“It feels like less pressure.”

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The start is key.  With a quarter horse background, trainer Bob Baffert says his horses are ready to break well.

That doesn’t always happen, but with Mike Smith aboard, Baffert feels comfortable Justify will break just fine Saturday in the Belmont with the Triple Crown on the line.

After winning it in 2015 with American Pharoah, ending the streak of failures since Affirmed in 1978, the pressure is lifted…especially for Baffert who had previously gone 0-3.

Hear from Baffert in the video.

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