Final Preakness preview

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Preparing for a big race takes a lot.

Always Dreaming is ready to run in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.

It was the last time on the track for prep work Friday…a light jog with just a walk scheduled for Saturday.

It seems like it’s been both a while, for trainer Todd Pletcher, since the Kentucky Derby and also somewhat of a surprise the second leg of the Triple Crown is here.

The Derby winner’s trainer says he’s glad the team arrived early after the Run for the Roses.

Classic Empire is garnering plenty of attention of the second betting choice.  The 4th place finisher in the Derby and 2-year-old champion has settled in at Pimlico and trainer Mark Casse likes how his horse has acclimated to the track.

So what’s the gameday prep look like for potential upset pick?

The Triple Crown bid could come to a screeching halt if Always Dreaming hangs up early in Baltimore or comes out flat after training well, but antsy at times, at Pimlico.

Now after a few more days of prep and work since the draw, how does Pletcher see Saturday’s second leg playing out?  Like Derby or different?

Hear from Pletcher and Casse in the video.

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