Weekend Update : Afleet Alex heads Preakness market.
Beaten a length into third by Giacomo in the first leg of the US T riple Crown, Afleet Alex is Coral's 2-1 favourite, with Giacomo quoted at 7-2 and Closing Argument, who divided the other two last time, 7-1.
Nick Zito, who endured a miserable Derby with the defeat of favourite Bellamy Road, looks like being triple-handed after High Fly, tenth at Churchill Downs, pleased connections in a workout on Tuesday.
``That's all he needed after running a mile and a quarter two weeks ago,'' said Tim Poole, assistant to Zito, who will also saddle Noble Causeway and Sun King.
PREAKNESS STAKES Coral: 2 Afleet Alex, 7-2 Giacomo, 9-2 High Fly, 7 Closing Argument, 10 Greeley's Galaxy, 12 Noble Causeway, Scrappy T, Wilko, 14 Sun King, 20 bar.
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|Publication:||The Racing Post (London, England)|
|Date:||May 18, 2005|
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