Preakness Profiles: War of Will

by May 18, 2019Breaking, Maryland, MD Racing, Triple Crown Trail

#1 War of Will (4-1)

Why he COULD win the Preakness: Drew the dreaded Post #1 in the KY Derby but broke from the #2 slot in the starting gate thanks to two scratches. Unfortunately, his good luck ended there as he got the worst the incident when Maximum Security veered across a few paths. Some say it’s a miracle that this War Front colt didn’t go down and cause an epic Derby disaster. For this reason the racing gods should shine down upon both rider and horse, providing a clean trip here to capture the second jewel of the Triple Crown.

Why he SHOULD NOT be able to win the Preakness: Will he be able to recover both mentally and physically from the incident in the Derby? Supposedly escaped it with just a few scrapes and his trainer just happy that he has a graded stakes winner healthy enough to fight another fight, doesn’t exude confidence. Has the look of a tired horse in the mornings since arriving at Pimlico on Monday. Will need to use a lot of energy early and often as others will vie for the lead.

War of Will File

  • Record: 9:3-1-1, earnings of $501,569
  • Key Wins: G3 LeComte, G2 Risen Star
  • Breeding: War Front-Visions of Clarity, by Sadler’s Wells, bred in Kentucky by Flaxman Holdings Ltd.
  • Trainer: Mark Casse
  • Owner: Gary Barber
  • Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione

Video Past Performances

5/4/19Kentucky DerbyChurchill Downs7
3/23/2019Louisiana DerbyFair Grounds9
2/16/2019Risen StarFair Grounds1
1/19/19LeComteFair Grounds1