Friesan Fire will run in Saturday's Preakness
Stakes after the colt finished next-to-last as the wagering
favorite in the Kentucky Derby.
Trainer Larry Jones announced his decision Tuesday morning after
Friesan Fire worked out at Pimlico with jockey Gabriel Saez aboard.
Jones said he liked what he saw and that Friesan Fire has fully
recovered from injuries he sustained in the Derby. The colt was
sent off as the betting favorite in the field of 20, but got banged
around at the start and injured his left front hoof. He also had
several cuts on his legs.
Jones said he's not looking forward to competing against
standout filly Rachel Alexandra, but he believes her running
against the boys will be good for racing.