Looking at I’ll Have Another’s Belmont Stakes Pedigree

For the first time since 2008, racing has Triple Crown dreams with I’ll Have Another winning the Preakness on May 19.

While “Cookie” obviously has class and grit, fighting horses tooth and nail in his last three wins, the colt’s pedigree will also be an important factor on June 9 when he attempts to go 1 1/2 miles in New York.

However, unlike some other recent Triple Crown hopefuls, the chestnut son of looks like he may not have to worry about the distance.

I’ll Have Another is by the Distorted Humor son Flower Alley, who himself won at a longer distance during his career. Flower Alley finished ninth in the Kentucky Derby but won the G1 Travers Stakes at 1 1/4 miles three months later…

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… A lot of factors go into getting a horse to win the Triple Crown, including racing luck. But when looking at the check list, it is obvious that his pedigree can be one of the first things his connections don’t have to worry about come the second weekend in June.

Read the full article here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1189434-2012-triple-crown-looking-at-ill-have-anothers-belmont-stakes-pedigree

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