7 JUS­TIFY

New York Daily News - - SPORTS -

We will get right to the point: Who is go­ing to beat the Ken­tucky Derby win­ner and over­whelm­ing Preak­ness fave (1-2 odds)? Baf­fert is un­der­stand­ably giddy say­ing ‘I like be­ing the fa­vorite.’ We are hav­ing trou­ble find­ing some com­pe­ti­tion in this field. It’s go­ing to rain again, but Jus­tify killed the rain at Churchill Downs. We would ex­pect a sim­i­lar race with Jus­tify jump­ing out early with Good Magic right be­hind him. One note: Jus­tify has re­cently been treated for a bruised heel, so that is some­thing to mon­i­tor. He gal­loped for the first time over the track at Pim­lico Race Course on Thurs­day and came out just fine de­spite deal­ing with the mud from the rain. ”I’m just happy with the way he went around there,” Baf­fert said. “He was just get­ting warmed up. He’s ready to do a lot more.”

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