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05-24-2012, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by KevFist View Post
I wonder if Baffert really did plan to break Bodemeister after the Preakness, or if it's because of I'll Have Another beating him twice..... Perhaps trying to avoid an Affirmed/Alydar situation.
IMO, Bodemeister, like Shackleford last year, had his best chance in the Preakness; however, he didn't deliver and much was because of the way I'll Have Another has run. The distance of the Belmont probably plays into Baffert's decision. If Bode skipped the Preakness, but sent to New York, perhaps we'd see a Funny Cide/Empire Maker redux but all-in-all I think Baffert make the correct choice(s) with Bode.

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