Preakness profiles: Cloud Computing
In our Preakness profiles, we look into each of Saturday’s Preakness contenders.
WHO IS CLOUD COMPUTING?
The most lightly raced horse in the Preakness field, this Chad Brown trainee has made just three starts to date in his career. The son of Maclean’s Music has won one of them and placed in a pair of graded stakes.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT CLOUD COMPUTING
“He showed me the other day in the breeze he is ready. He breezed really, really well,” exercise rider Peter Leyva said. “The last breeze, he went 48 and 3/5 but I’m not moving. I’m not doing anything. He made me happy with that work. He’s ready now. He’s healthy, he’s happy.”
WHY HE COULD WIN
Cloud Computing has shown plenty of promise in his early efforts, finishing second in the Grade 3 Gotham and third in the Grade 2 Wood Memorial. He has the tactical speed to sit a good trip in a race light on early speed, and young, lightly raced horses sometimes make major jumps in ability.
WHY HE COULD LOSE
With just three starts to his name, he has a major experience deficit versus many of the other runners in this field, and new shooters — horses that run in the Preakness without having first run in the Derby — rarely get the money. The quality of the two graded stakes in which he ran is uncertain, and, notably, he finished seven lengths behind the best horse he saw in those races, Irish War Cry, who finished 10th in the Kentucky Derby.
Cloud Computing File
- Trainer Chad Brown
- Owner Klaravich Stables, Inc. and William H. Lawrence
- Jockey Javier Castellano
- Bred in Kentucky by Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings, Inc & Stretch Run Ventures, LLC
- Breeding Maclean’s Music-Quick Temper, by A.P. Indy
- Record 3-1-1-1, earnings of $170,000
- Career highlights Second G3 Gotham, 3rd G2 Wood Memorial
- Morning line odds 12-1