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Preakness Stakes 2012: I'll Have Another's Trainer Feeling Good About Workouts

As the winner of the 2012 Kentucky Derby, it only makes sense that much of the focus entering this year's Preakness Stakes would center on I'll Have Another. In what comes as great news for the horse but terrible news for its competitors, I'll Have Another looked very good in practice runs on Friday. Via

Trainer Doug O'Neill liked what he saw before, during and after I'll Have Another's "fantastic "gallop Friday morning at Pimlico Race Course, where the son of Flower Alley is preparing for a start in Preakness 137 on May 19.

"I'm looking for energy and for him to maintain his stride. He has such a long stride. He continues to keep that," O'Neill said. "He's got great energy and a great appetite. Those are the basic things I'm looking to maintain."

I'll Have Another has won three consecutive starts this year, and will be looking to win a fourth in a row at the 2012 Preakness Stakes.

For more on the Preakness Stakes and the race for the Triple Crown, stay with this StoryStream and check out SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come. There, you'll also find a A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.