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Preakness notes: 'Diaper rash'-like condition not expected to derail Derby winner Justify

Preakness notes: 'Diaper rash'-like condition not expected to derail Derby winner Justify

Trainer Bob Baffert said Monday that a condition that has surfaced on Kentucky Derby winner Justify’s left hind foot is “not an issue” heading into the May 19 Preakness.

“It was sensitive there,” Baffert said. “It’s like a diaper rash, what he’s got. He looked great today.”

Justify seemed to favor his left hind leg when Baffert brought him out of the barn Sunday morning for fans and media after his 2½-length victory at Churchill Downs.

But Jimmy Barnes, Baffert’s chief assistant who is overseeing Justify’s care in Louisville, Ky., reported that “all was good” with the undefeated colt, who had his second walk day Monday and likely will have two more before...

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