Preakness Profiles: Warrior’s Charge
Warrior’s Charge. Photo by Dottie Miller.
#3 Warrior’s Charge (12-1)
Why he COULD win the Preakness: Connections put up $150k to supplement this son of Munnings colt to the race as he was not nominated to the Triple Crown. Considering he’ll have to win or run second to result in a positive return on that investment should speak volumes on the confidence level of the owners. Winner of two races, his only wins and came in last two in front-running fashion was after a brilliant change in tactics by trainer Brad Cox. Speed figures have been modestly ascending and with another step forward can find himself in the Winners Circle.
Why he SHOULD NOT be able to win the Preakness: Why he SHOULD NOT be able to win the Preakness: Committed to go the lead and won’t be the only one wanting it. If the pace is too quick too early, he and the hopes of a Preakness Stakes win will fade in the stretch if not sooner. Took four races to break his maiden and faced winners just once. The waters suddenly are much deeper than those he looked so dominating in of late.
Warrior’s Charge File
- Record: 5:2-0-3, earnings of $138,110
- Key Wins: Oaklawn Park allowance
- Breeding: Munnings-Battling Brook, by Broken Vow, bred in Florida by Al Shaquab Racing
- Trainer: Brad Cox
- Owner: Ten Strike Racing and Madaket Stables
- Jockey: Javier Castellano