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Weekend Update : Afleet Alex heads Preakness market.

CORAL yesterday put their faith in Afleet Alex reversing Kentucky Derby form with Churchill Downs hero Giacomo when the two horses lock horns again in the P reakness Stakes on Saturday.

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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