Preakness Contenders

Senior Investment
Discreetly Mine Plaid
8-3-0-1 $207,080
Senior Investment has been under the watchful eye of trainer Ken McPeek since he purchased the chestnut Discreetly Mine colt for $95,000 on behalf of Paul Fireman’s Fern Circle Stables at Keeneland’s September 2015 yearling sale.
Not debuting until the summer of 2016, Senior Investment needed four tries to break his maiden, graduating with a 2 ½-length victory going a mile and 70 yards at Fair Grounds Dec. 26 in his final start as a 2-year-old.
Seventh in his first try against winners four weeks later, also at Fair Grounds, Senior Investment was shipped to Oaklawn Park where he dispatched an optional claiming allowance field by three lengths Feb. 18 at 1 1/16 miles. A date against stakes company was next, but he was never in contention finishing sixth behind Kentucky Derby runners Girvin and Patch in the Louisiana Derby (G2).
Just 14 days later, Senior Investment found himself at Keeneland for the 1 1/16-mile Lexington (G3). The late-running sort came with his customary closing kick after trailing all but one horse for six furlongs, rallying after being fanned seven wide at the top of the stretch to win by a head at odds of 11-1.