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And Another Thing

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Having another?

Look, I'm no horse guy. The last oater the Blob put large green on was named My Friend Flicka.

But I know a little about history, and history says I'll Have Another has already answered last call with his Preakness win.

There's a lot of people right now trying hard to draw a comparison between I'll Have Another-vs.-Bodemeister and Affirmed-vs.-Alydar, the last great Triple Crown duel, and I suppose that's unavoidable. The results of the first two legs are eerily similar.

But everyone knew Affirmed was a potential super-horse going in. I'll Have Another, by contrast, was a deep longshot who paid off in the Derby, then did it again against (except for Bodemeister) a weak Preakness field. He's no super-horse.

So my prediction for the Belmont?

There'll be no Triple Crown. Someone else gets crowned in New York.

Ben Smith's blog.

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