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Assistant trainer Scott Blasi fond of Pimlico -- and Marylanders

Assistant trainer Scott Blasi fond of Pimlico -- and Marylanders

Scott Blasi, the assistant trainer for both Hence and Lookin At Lee, has good memories from his previous trips to Baltimore.

Along with trainer Steve Asmussen, Blasi has found himself twice in the winner's circle after the Preakness, in 2007 with Curlin and two years later with filly Rachel Alexandra.

Blasi has heard the speculation about moving the Preakness to Laurel.

"For me, I'm kind of biased, I don't race here year-round, it's hard for us to have an opinion on it, but we're run third in with Astrology and won it twice, this play has been very good to us," Blasi said at Wednesday's draw party. "You hate to see it go. But we come in here for the best...

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