Cloud Computing wins Preakness

Cloud Computing: Won the Preakness

Aspirations of Always Dreaming winning the American Triple Crown went up in smoke as Cloud Computing won the Preakness at Pimlico racecourse.

The Kentucky Derby winner, trained by Todd Pletcher, looked set to play a significant role in the second leg of the Triple Crown as he became embroiled in a fierce battle with Classic Empire for much of the nine-and-a-half-furlong journey.

But once the latter had taken control at the top of the home bend, Always Dreaming suddenly retreated and was never a factor.

By contrast, the Chad Brown-trained Cloud Computing was only just getting going and gradually whittled away Classic Empire's lead.

Jockey Javier Castellano timed his late move to perfection as his willing partner just got up in a thrilling finale.

Cloud Computing did not even run in the Kentucky Derby and Brown told NBC Sports: "I'm not going to dispute the fact that running a fresh horse was part of our strategy.

"Our horse is very talented, but Classic Empire and Always Dreaming are two excellent horses.

"Our strategy was if we were ever going to beat them let's take them on after six weeks' rest, and it worked."

Cloud Computing did not even run in the Kentucky Derby and Brown told NBC Sports: "I'm not going to dispute the fact that running a fresh horse was part of our strategy."Our horse is very talented, but Classic Empire and Always Dreaming are two excellent horses."Our strategy was if we were ever going to beat them let's take them on after six weeks' rest, and it worked."

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