Both Super Saver and Lookin At Lucky were briefly rambunctious in the paddock before today's Preakness. Super Saver reacted with a start when some fans yelled at him, but trainer Todd Pletcher quickly grabbed the reins and got the horse's focus back.
Asked after Super Saver ran a disappointing eighth whether the paddock incident had any effect, Pletcher said, "non-issue, non-issue."
Pletcher was not at all concerned about Super Saver's prerace demeanor.
"He was actually perfect," the trainer said. "He was very quiet coming over when the crowd started hollering for him. He kind of got up on his toes, very similar to what he was in the Derby."
Lookin At Lucky, the Preakness winner, reared up in his stall in the paddock, but was calmed down after only a few minutes.