MUCH THE BEST

There should now be no question which horses are the best of their generation.

History shows that horses that win and place in the Kentucky Derby and then the Preakness are the class of the crop, but I’ll Have Another and Bodemeister put an emphatic exclamation point on that in yesterday’s Preakness as they added 81/2  ever-widening lengths between themselves and third place finisher Creative Cause. 
(Bill Frakes/Sports Illustrated)
Clearly Bodemeister is a very nice colt and I’ll Have Another is just a little bit better.  The rest of the crowd has to wait at the bar.

While it might be too early to compare these two to the immortal Affirmed and Alydar, the Baffert connection certainly makes for a comparison to Free House and Silver Charm who were noses apart in an exciting Preakness finish. The difference is Captain Bodgit was a few jumps away from catching those two in 1997, and yesterday there was a whole lot of race track between win, place and then show.

Perhaps there is three-year-old prepping in New York who will upset another Triple Crown, but for now, these two look much the best.

Baffert had said prior to yesterday’s race that his Audley Farm-bred colt would skip the Belmont. 
Let’s hope he changes his mind.