Preakness profiles: Senior Investment
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In our Preakness profiles, we look into each of Saturday’s Preakness contenders.
WHO IS SENIOR INVESTMENT?
This Ken McPeek trainee closed fast last out to take the Grade 3 Lexington at Keeneland. That was his first graded win and gave him three wins in eight tries. The son of Discreetly Mine previously had been sixth, behind Girvin, in the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT SENIOR INVESTMENT
“I think he’s a horse who would have relished the mile-and-a-quarter Derby, but he didn’t have enough points to get in,” McPeek said. “That was fortuitous because it gave me extra time to come into this race. He’s a nice horse, and I think he’s deserving of the opportunity.”
WHY HE COULD WIN
McPeek believes his charge will thrive with added ground, and the 1 3/16 miles of the Preakness will be the longest distance he’s navigated yet. He closed fast last out to win narrowly in the Lexington, and the longer trip here could put him a bit closer to striking position early. He’s crossed the wire first in four of his last five (though one of those ended in disqualification). McPeek has been known to score at a big price in big races.
WHY HE COULD LOSE
He shares with several of these runners two undesirable attributes: he’s a closer in a field without early speed, and he’s never run as fast as the top contenders here.
Senior Investment File
- Trainer Ken McPeek
- Owner Fern Circle Stables
- Jockey Channing Hill
- Bred in Kentucky by Dixiana Farms LLC
- Breeding Discreetly Mine-Plaid, by Deputy Commander
- Record 8-3-0-1, earnings of $207,080
- Career highlights Won G3 Lexington Stakes
- Morning line odds 30-1