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An­other son of Curlin look­ing to give As­mussen an­other Preak­ness win­ner (Curlin-2007). Won his first two starts be­fore fin­ish­ing fifth in the Arkansas Derby. Very tal­ented but As­mussen tells Horse Rac­ing Na­tion he’s im­ma­ture and still grow­ing, calling his horse ‘a big, tall Ich­a­bod Crane-look­ing kind of guy.’ Could get in­volved, worth con­sid­er­ing at 20-1 in ex­otics. As­sis­tant trainer Scott Blasi tells the AP: “We have a fresh horse; he’s put on weight since the Arkansas Derby and he’s trained re­ally well at Churchill Downs. The tim­ing is good for us for this race.” If the track is soggy, that would be even bet­ter. Curlin earned 2007 Horse of the Year hon­ors af­ter slog­ging to vic­tory in the muddy Breed­ers’ Cup Clas­sic.

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