The colt Simplification, fourth to Rich Strike in last Saturday's Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, will be ridden by Panamanian John Velazquez in the 1.900-meter Preakness Stakes.
The one trained by the Venezuelan Antonio Sano finished three and a half lengths behind the winner Rich Strike, with the rider of Puerto Rican José Luis Ortiz, a rider who will now be on the Early Voting steed, a horse that did not participate in the Carrera de las Rosas, according to with what was published by Alberto Ettedgui on his Twitter account.
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Likewise, it was learned that the Taiba and Messier horses, who occupied positions 12 and 19, respectively in the Kentucky, will return to the Santa Anita Park circuit, California, where they will resume their training and will not be registered in the Preakness and their relatives have not yet they do not decide their next outing.
The distance of 1.900 meters may favor Simplification due to the characteristics demonstrated during its previous presentations.
The Preakness Stakes is scheduled to take place next Saturday, May 21.