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Churchill Downs Trainers Preakness Opinions

5/18/2018

Assistant Trainer Jorje Abrego (assistant to Brad Cox): “I think Justify wins but Quip could run a tough race. I think he’s very underrated.”

Trainer Phil Bauer: “One thing we do know – Justify likes the mud. It looks like Mother Nature moved on to Pimlico with the rain.”

Trainer Pat Byrne: “Well we know Justify and Good Magic like the slop. I think either of them could win.”

Trainer Norm Casse: “I have to go with Justify. Bob Baffert knows how to bring the Derby winner into Baltimore and head to New York with the Triple Crown on the line.”

Trainer Scooter Dickey: “A lot of people sure seemed afraid to run against Justify with only seven horses facing him Saturday. I think he should win.”

Trainer Greg Foley: “It should be tough to beat Justify. I think Good Magic is a very nice horse and ran well in the Derby. He’ll have to find a few more lengths to get to Justify.”

Trainer Tim Glyshaw: “I think it is Justify’s race to lose.”

Trainer Wes Hawley: “How can you not like Justify? He didn’t work :46 or :47 this week but he doesn’t need to. He’s looked great training.”

Trainer Michelle Lovell: “I think Justify will win but I’ll be rooting for Quip.”

Trainer Ron Moquett: “I’ve been on the Justify train since his maiden race and I’m still aboard. I would love to see Lukas or Tenfold do well for the connections.”

Assistant Trainer Nick Tomlinson (assistant to Mark Casse): “I like Justify. I think it’ll be tough to beat him.”

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