04/26/2012 2:47PM

Belmont Park: Dutrow hoping to run Zetterholm in Preakness

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Tom Keyser
Zetterholm could go in the Peter Pan if he can’t get into the Preakness.

ELMONT, N.Y. – Two years ago, trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. sent the New York-bred Yawanna Twist to the Preakness, where he ran a respectable fourth, beaten less than two lengths by Lookin At Lucky.

In three weeks, Dutrow is seriously considering sending another New York-bred, Zetterholm, to the Preakness, if he can get into the second leg of the Triple Crown.

Zetterholm, a son of 2005 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Silver Train, has won three straight races for Dutrow and Anthony Grey’s Winter Park Partners. All three wins have come against New York-breds, including a 2 1/4-length victory in the Patsy Prospect Stakes going a one-turn mile over Aqueduct’s main track April 6.

“The last time he ran, at the five-eighths pole I knew he was a winner,” Dutrow said Thursday morning after watching Zetterholm breeze five furlongs in 1:01.84. “It looks like he’ll run all day. He’s been doing really good. It’s going to be tough to get into that race.”

Dutrow said if it doesn’t look like Zetterholm could make the Preakness field due to a lack of graded earnings, he would run in the Peter Pan here the week before.

The Preakness field is limited to 14 starters and, like the Derby, utilizes a system that includes graded stakes earnings to determine the field should more than 14 enter.

Zetterholm is out of the Lord at War mare Holy Wish, making him a half-brother to stakes winners Uncle T Seven and Wishful Tomcat, both of whom have been trained at some point by Dutrow.

Meanwhile, Dutrow said that Redeemed, his multiple stakes-winning 3-year-old from a year ago, is doing well following his sixth-place finish in the New Orleans Handicap on April 1. Dutrow is pointing him to the Suburban on July 7, with a likely prep race in an overnight stakes beforehand.

Dutrow didn’t think Redeemed had a stellar trip in the New Orleans.

“He was in a bad spot the whole time around there,” Dutrow said. “He doesn’t want to be down inside; he was in between horses, behind horses. It’s the only time he ran a disappointing race. I’m not going to blame it on the horse. He’s good.”

Redeemed has worked twice since the New Orleans Handicap, drilling five furlongs in 1:01.72 on April 21.

avlamal More than 1 year ago
dont waste your time in preakness beat up the ny breds let the horse develop meet them in the late 3yo open races in sept october