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3 yo. colt City Zip Helena Bay
Already a multiple graded stakes winner in just six career starts, Collected will try Grade 1 company for the first time in the Preakness.
A chestnut son of City Zip and grandson of Johannesburg, both Grade 1 winners, Collected enters the Preakness on a two-race win streak. He captured the Sunland Park Festival of Racing Stakes March 20 and came back with an impressive four-length score in the Lexington (G3) April 16 at Keeneland.
Collected ran twice at 2, both times on the grass, winning his debut last October at Santa Anita before finishing second in the Cecil B. DeMille (G3) at Del Mar. He rolled to a 1 ¼-length victory in his first try on dirt, the one-mile Sham (G3) Jan. 9 to open his sophomore season.
In his next start, the Southwest (G3) at Oaklawn Park, Collected raced in striking position along the inside and remained in contention on the outside into the far turn before for fourth behind eventual Kentcuky Derby runners Suddenbreakingnews and Whitmore.