04/02/2012 4:54PM

Aqueduct: Trinniberg eyes Preakness in Bay Shore

Bob Coglianese
Trinniberg wins the Grade 3 Swale Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

The connections of Swale Stakes winner Trinniberg are more likely to point to the Preakness Stakes than the Kentucky Derby, owner Shivananda Parbhoo said Monday. Toward that end, Parbhoo chose to run his 3-year-old in Saturday’s $250,000 Bay Shore at seven furlongs as opposed to the Illinois Derby at 1 1/8 miles.

“I don’t think he’s ready to go a mile and an eighth right now,” Parbhoo said Monday.

Trinniberg, a son of Teuflesberg, finished second in last year’s Grade 1 Hopeful and Grade 2 Nashua and won the Grade 3 Swale by six lengths. He has yet to run beyond seven furlongs.

Trinniberg’s competition in the Bay Shore is expected to include Hardened Wildcat, How Do I Win, Maan, Perfect Trippi, and Phil Dancer.

chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
See you guys at Pimlico... Namaste'.
Brian Ho More than 1 year ago
unbelievable! they want to run him in the preakness while admitting they don't believe he's ready to go a mile and one eighth? Come on if he can win the bay shore (which i have some preservation), why not just wait a while and trained for the Kings Bishop? at least it is 7furlongs and is more reasonable for the horse
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Hi Brian... Consider it all. The Parboos have move patiently with Trinni and he is showing it! His last start he win The Swale in racehorse time. Now about that statement... What I heard him say was "we're not gonna screw Trinni up just to try to force him into the Derby." Isn't that what alot of us out here have been calling for? This year we again will see 8 or 9 horses in the Derby that don't belong. I salute the Parboos and wish them and Trinni luck. Namaste'.
yadava More than 1 year ago
i like Trinniberg to win the Bay Shore,he was named after the island of Ttrinidad in the w.i.my best place to vacation -----------------yadava