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Tale of Verve a Preakness possibility
Tale of Verve a Preakness possibility

Trainer Dallas Stewart and owner Charles Fipke's decision on Tale of Verve's status for the 140th Preakness next Saturday at Pimlico Race Course likely will rest on their analysis of last Saturday's Kentucky Derby. "I talked with the owner last night," said Stewart, aware that the middle jewel of the Triple Crown is likely to attract a number of runners from the Kentucky Derby. "There were a lot of horses that ran bad races [in the Derby] and it wasn't like they were flying home with the last quarter in :26." Tale of Verve, who did not draw into the Derby from the also-eligible list, galloped 1 5/8 miles Friday under exercise rider Cortez Walker....