Former Arizona Wildcat Bob Baffert and Justify try for Triple Crown
Associated Press , Jason Barr
2:01 PM, Jun 8, 2018
6:05 PM, Jun 8, 2018
NEW YORK - 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.