Justify turned in another strong gallop Friday in his final preparation for a Triple Crown bid in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes.
The chestnut colt will be the odds-on favorite Saturday to become the 13th horse to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont.
Similar to Thursday, Justify went 1 3-8 miles in what Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert calls "another smooth, good day." He says Justify has been "moving over the track really well," adding "this is what a trainer hopes to see the day before his horse runs."
Baffert, who studied animal science at the University of Arizona, will be looking to saddle a second Triple Crown champion following American Pharoah in 2015.
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Ron Turcotte was among those watching Justify's final Belmont drill. Turcotte rode Secretariat to the Triple Crown in 1973 and now needs a wheelchair since a racing spill in 1978.