05/13/2012 10:45AM

2012 Preakness: Tiger Walk, Zetterholm get their work done

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Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club
Tiger Walk came in from a nearby farm to work a half-mile in 47.60 seconds under Horatio Karamanos on Sunday morning at Pimlico.

Tiger Walk and Zetterholm, both of whom are scheduled to run in the 137th Preakness Stakes on Saturday, each worked Sunday morning at Pimlico in their final drills for the second leg of the Triple Crown.

Tiger Walk worked a half-mile in 47.60 seconds for trainer Ignacio  Correas, while Zetterholm was timed in 1:01.40 for five furlongs.

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Cozzetti was scheduled to work on Sunday at Churchill Downs, but trainer Dale Romans decided to postpone the work until Monday because the track was sloppy Sunday.

Mario Madrid, a regular exercise rider for trainer Richard Dutrow Jr., was aboard for Zetterholm’s work, which came after the renovation break. It was actually the second time Zetterholm visited the track Sunday morning. At approximately 6:45 a.m., Zetterholm went out for a jog.

“I wanted him to get a look around him before we breezed him,” said Dutrow, who stayed in New York and sent Zetterholm to Pimlico by van on Saturday. “If I had known a week ago we were in the Preakness, I would have sent him in earlier and galloped him. But we’re happy with things. Mario said he went good, he was happy with him.”

With Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another stabled in Pimlico’s barn D, Zetterholm has taken up residence in stall 40 of the Pimlico Stakes barn, the stall usually reserved for the Derby winner.

Entries are due, and post positions will be drawn, for the Preakness on Wednesday. A maximum of 14 can start in the race, though up to 16 can enter, including two also-eligibles.

- additional reporting by David Grening

 

KeenelandCapper More than 1 year ago
this is headline article of drf? 2 horses that have 100% chance of not running in top 5...will be a 4 horse race saturday ...the obv 4.. bode IHA CC and went the day well...you could prob box iha cc and bode 30 times and hit chalky tri
j'Ray More than 1 year ago
@KeenelandCapper, I doubt from your comment that you have been around Maryland racetracks much ;especially Pimlico and Laurel. Tiger Walk has made leaps and bounds in development since his 4th place finish in the Wood Memorial . Watch for a tremendous effort from him in the Preakness; Tiger Walk reminds me a lot of Preakness winner Bold Ruler.