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Preakness notes: Multiplier trainer Walsh hopes it's last out, first in

Preakness notes: Multiplier trainer Walsh hopes it's last out, first in

Multiplier was the last of the Preakness contenders to hit the Pimlico Race Course surface for the first time, galloping 1 1/4 miles Thursday morning under the guidance of trainer Brendan Walsh.

The son of The Factor arrived in Baltimore on Tuesday and had a planned walk day Wednesday.

"I’ve had a couple of Breeders’ Cup runners, but this is my first Classic runner, so it’s very special,” Walsh said. “This is where every trainer wants to be. Hopefully, it’s the first of many. You’d like to have horses like this every year.”

Multiplier drew the No. 1 post, but that wasn't a problem in the the Grade III Illinois Derby, where he also drew the...

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