Cloud Computing
Maclean's Music Quick Temper
3-1-1-1 $171,000
Unraced at 2, Cloud Computing would be making just his fourth career start and third straight in a graded stakes in the Preakness.
A dark bay or brown son of Maclean’s Music, Cloud Computing had enough points to qualify for the Kentucky Derby (G1) but was declared from contention by his connections – who also campaign Practical Joke – due to his lack of seasoning.
Cloud Computing didn’t make his race debut until Feb. 11, taking a six-furlong maiden special weight at Aqueduct by 1 ¾ lengths despite having to steady between horses after an awkward start. His stakes debut came less than four weeks later in the Gotham (G3), where he was a solid second to Derby contender J Boys Echo and 7 ½ lengths ahead of third-place finisher and multiple Grade 3 winner El Areeb.
From there Cloud Computing was sent to the 1 1/8-mile Wood Memorial, where he went off as the 7-5 third choice in a field of eight. Breaking from Post 7, he came with a three-wide run down the stretch to finish third behind Derby contender Irish War Cry with Battalion Runner second.
As with many of the horses owned by Klaravich Stables and Bill Lawrence, Cloud Computing gets his name from the financial nature of their businesses.