Mike Smith (jockey)

Gunnevera's team eyes another chance to chase down Always Dreaming

Gunnevera's team eyes another chance to chase down Always Dreaming

The team behind seventh-place Derby finisher Gunnevera simply wants a clean shot to chase down Always Dreaming in the Preakness.

Mud and a wide trip made it difficult for the late charger to make a run in the Derby. But if some horse steps forward to push the pace early, Gunnevera could give Always Dreaming a scare at Pimlico.  

“You have the old analogy, the hare and the tortoise,” said Larry Kelly, a former trainer who drove Gunnevera to Baltimore and has been advising his camp. “Obviously, we come from behind and obviously, Todd’s horse is extremely talented. We need a pace, no doubt about it. We need some action on the front end. With an honest pace and without a wide...

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