04/02/2012 3:54PM

Aqueduct: Trinniberg eyes Preakness in Bay Shore

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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.