Cloud Computing pulls upset in Preakness; Always Dreaming eighth

Cloud Computing pulls upset in Preakness; Always Dreaming eighth

Cloud Computing overtook Classic Empire in the final sixteenth to spring the upset in Saturday's 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes before a record crowd of 140,327 at Pimlico Race Course.

Brown already had won eight Breeders' Cup races, but Cloud Computing was just his sixth starter in any of the Triple Crown races: the Kentucky Derby, Preakness or Belmont.

Thoroughbred race horses tend to have names ranging from poetic to outright weird, but the victor of yesterday's Preakness Stakes had a more utilitarian moniker-Cloud Computing. The Kentucky Derby produces the Triple Crown candidate each year and the second jewel determines whether that horse will get a chance to go down in history as one of the greatest of all time.

"If there is anybody in the horse business who deserves success on a day like yesterday other than Bill Lawrence and especially Seth Klarman, I don't know who it would be", said de Meric, who has handled Klarman's horses for more than 20 years. We had a plan and we were sticking to the plan and it worked out great.

Derby victor and 5-4 favorite Always Dreaming charged out to an early lead and dueled with 3-1 second choice Classic Empire through the final turn.

Jockey Javier Castellano knew he had plenty of horse under him, and he took off after Classic Empire once that horse got past the tiring Always Dreaming.

Classic Empire, who offered a remarkable performance in the face of adversity to finish fourth in the Kentucky Derby, again offered a gutsy effort in the Preakness and was unlucky to lose under Julien Leparoux. He said Classic Empire might have run out of gas because he was too concerned with Always Dreaming. "He's never really struck me that way, but I'm not going to rule it out", Brown told the Baltimore Sun.

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Winning trainer Chad Brown said bypassing the Derby with his charge might have been the key factor, as Cloud Computing upstaged the more fancied runners that had come two weeks off a run at Churchill Downs. "He had a few issues as a 2-year-old and they gave him time to get over that".

Classic Empire finished second, while long-shot Senior Investment took third place. Cloud Computing was ridden by the best rider in the country, Castellano.

Always Dreaming and Classic Empire set the pace of the race pulling ahead at the start of the race while Cloud Computing settled in perfectly behind them. While handicappers figured the duo would be targeting each other early, they believed surely another horse would show speed and go for the lead. "I was hoping (Cloud Computing) came at him earlier". The colt nearly got bumped by Always Dreaming swinging through the turn, but he didn't let it bother him as he ran alongside Classic Empire.

"We felt all along he wanted the mile and a half", McPeek, referencing the Belmont distance, said at Pimlico Sunday morning.

BALTIMORE -? With mud from the Pimlico racetrack splattered all over his face, Always Dreaming jockey Johnny Velazquez quickly made his way into the paddock on Saturday evening, leaving two weeks of anticipation and Triple Crown possibilities behind him in one fleeting moment. He'd won his first four by a combined 23 1/4 lengths.

"Classic Empire held on for second, " Pletcher said. "I think possibly some of the reason that we won today was because we were patient and didn't throw an inexperienced horse against a 20-horse field in the Derby on a very hard track", said Klarman. In the end, Cloud Computing won the duel and the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes.

"The six weeks (break between the Wood and Preakness) was huge", the agent said.

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