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I'll Have Another 'in great shape'

I'll Have Another, ridden by Mario Gutierrez, beats

I'll Have Another, ridden by Mario Gutierrez, beats Bodemeister, ridden by Mike Smith, to the finish line to win the 137th Preakness Stakes. (May 19, 2012) Credit: AP

Jack Sisterson, assistant trainer to Doug O'Neill, said I'll Have Another "has bounced back out of the Preakness in great shape." The colt will try to become the 12th Triple Crown winner June 9 in the 11/2-mile Belmont Stakes. He arrived Sunday afternoon at Belmont Park after a traffic-delayed van ride from Pimlico.

"Watching replays of the race, you would think it would have taken a lot out of him," Sisterson said, "but that's not the case. That's the one thing you have to monitor after a (hard) race like that. He's doing everything we wanted to see."

In other Belmont Stakes news, trainer Ken McPeek, who upset the 2002 race with 70-1 shot Sarava, intends to run Atigun and perhaps Unstoppable U.

Trainer Chad Brown said Street Life is under consideration for the Triple Crown finale. He ran third in the Peter Pan Stakes behind Mark Valeski, who trainer Larry Jones said Monday is doubtful for the Belmont.


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