In the Preakness,
Albarado came four wide off the final turn as Borel gunned Street Sense past
him on the inside. "I could see that Robby was guiding him, but not riding
him yet," Asmussen said. When Albarado finally dug into Curlin, the only
question was whether he would get Street Sense before the wire. "This horse
was meant for stages like this and the Belmont Stakes," Asmussen said of
Curlin. But while the Preakness winner might run in the third leg of the Triple
Crown on June 9, there probably won't be a rubber match. "If [owner James]
Tafel says, Go to the Belmont, we'll go," said Nafzger of Street Sense,
"but I doubt it."
of a rematch seemed insignificant late on Saturday, as Jackson celebrated in a
party near the Pimlico stakes barn. The winemaker sipped champagne from a glass
flute. "I don't know what kind of champagne it is," Jackson said,
"but I know what it represents." With that, he raised the glass toward
the darkening sky.