Limited View headed to G3 Miss Preakness
Limited View won the Marshua Stakes at Laurel Park. Photo by Laurie Asseo.
From a Maryland Jockey Club release
Three-time stakes winner Limited View had an easy morning Saturday following her sizzling half-mile breeze over Laurel’s main track on Friday in preparation for the $150,000 Adena Springs Miss Preakness (G3).
The 33rd running of the six-furlong Miss Preakness for 3-year-old fillies is Friday, May 18.
Co-owned by Fred Wasserloos, George Greenwalt and trainer John Salzman Jr., Limited View went four furlongs in 45.80 seconds under Prado, her regular rider. It was the fastest of 29 horses at the distance and second straight bullet, following a five-furlong move in 59 seconds May 4.
“She worked good,” Salzman said. “Naturally, I don’t really want her to go that fast but she came out of it good. She just does it so easy like I say every time, but Edgar says it’s as slow as she can go. We’re good. We’re going forward from there.
“She’s all good,” he added. “She’ll walk today and then just gallop every day to the race. Friday morning I’m just going to try shipping her over there and hope everything goes good as far as getting the tack on her and everything else.”
Salzman continues to be impressed with how Limited View trains, despite efforts to harness her abundant speed.
“We try to slow her down and hopefully we get the first part of it slow. The drops her off inside of a sixteenth of a mile from the pole and she just does it,” he said. “She just covers so much ground and wants to do it. You don’t want to fight her and have her throw herself the wrong way or anything. He just sits on her and takes a big long hold and she just floats along.”
Limited View won the Maryland Million Lassie and Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship in back-to-back starts at 2, and began her sophomore season winning the Marshua Stakes Jan. 27 – all sprinting at Laurel.
She stretched out to a mile in the March 17 Beyond the Wire and took a commanding lead into the stretch before weakening to finish second behind Miss Preakness contender Smokinpaddylassie. Back to sprinting for the April 21 Primonetta last out, she faded to seventh under Jevian Toledo, subbing for an out-of-town Prado.
Other horses pointing to the Miss Preakness include 2017 Matron (G3) winner Happy Like a Fool, stakes winners Almond Roca, Artistic Diva and Buy Sell Hold, undefeated Kentucky shipper Good Move, Abounding Joy and Purrfect Miss.