First race: Was Rosario seeing his Preakness trip?

Published By: 
Bob Fortus
May 18, 2013


Jockey Joel Rosario started the Preakness card with a victory on Aussi Austin in an allowance/optional claiming race around at a mile and a sixteenth.

Aussi Austin was the favorite in a nine-horse field in a two-turn race. He broke from the 1-hole, and Rosario let him save ground along the rail most of the way before swinging him out for the stretch run en route to a 2 1/4-length victory.  

The favorite breaking from the rail in a two-turn race with a nine-horse field – does that sound familiar?

Rosario certainly wouldn’t mind such a trip on Orb in the Preakness.


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