Paul Tuon 2 months ago
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Preakness: Mystik Dan jogs, gallops; Uncle Heavy, Mugatu join field.


WAIT A MINUTE:


"..... jogs, gallops.... ? "


What is going on?

Didn't Mystik Dan just ran a very hard race just a little more than three days ago?

Yes, that is right: A little more than three days ago.


Why is the need to do any jog or gallop at all? Why?

I don't get it!

Why not give him a full week off?


The Preakness is less than two weeks away.


Just let him be lazy around the barn and perhaps walk him around outside the barn toward the weekend to get him re-energized and smell fresh air.

And then Monday or Tuesday the beginning week of the Preakness you can jog and gallop him lightly -- yes, lightly.

Fitness is not a question -- he just won the biggest and demanding race of his life, and to worry about his fitness is mind-boggling to me, to say the least.

I don't understand it and last year trainer of Mage did the same thing by doing some jogging and galloping and the end result was that his tank was completely empty on race day of the Preakness Stakes.

WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE THEY DOING NOWADAY?

I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT!
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