|Kentucky Derby winner I'LL HAVE ANOTHER gallops at Pimlico Saturday morning.|
"He came out of the Derby in incredible shape," said O'Neill after I'll Have Another's walk and gallop around the Pimlico grounds. "Today after we were schooling and he was bucking and playing going back home. He looks and feels as good as he ever has."
|While enjoying his post gallop suds, I'LL HAVE ANOTHER recognized a familiar face.|
"I wouldn't mind if Bodemeister decided to wait for the Belmont. And then the unknown horses that didn't run in the Derby have a little extra rest and jump in and run big. We very satisfied and look for him to repeat the Preakness," comments O'Neill looking to have the Preakness lawn jockey painted in the purple and white colors of owner Reddam Racing.
|During his bath he glares at the traveling O'Neill Stable jock who is on a Triple Crown quest of his own.|
"He's our mascot. He's seen a lot of things. He has a lot of stories to tell," tells O'Neill about his lawn jockey who was mustached and sideburned during his stay at Churchill Downs. "He's got a little stain on his shirt."
If there is any tension at all in O'Neill, he likely worked it off later Saturday morning when he was scheduled to run in the Preakness 5K wearing a groom's number vest.