Preakness Profiles: War of Will
#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
|5/4/19||Kentucky Derby||Churchill Downs||7|
|3/23/2019||Louisiana Derby||Fair Grounds||9|
|2/16/2019||Risen Star||Fair Grounds||1|