The first colt we'll take a look can be called something of a favorite son candidate, Icabad Crane. Although a New York-bred, Icabad Crane trains at the Fair Hill Training Center -- the northern Maryland facility that was home to Barbaro -- and furthering Icabad Cranes' claim to some local status is that he won the Tesio Stakes at Pimlico last month. And finally, he'll be ridden by Jeremy Rose who was aboard triumphant Afleet Alex for the 2005 Preakness. Icadab Crane has just four lifetime starts -- three as a three-year-old -- with three wins and a third.
In the Tesio Stakes (below), you'll see that Icabad Crane (No. 3) had a bit of a rough start, was back in sixth and then weaved his way through traffic to catch the leader at the wire.