Strategy Pays Off for Chad Brown & Cloud Computing
Mechanicville trainer Chad Brown keeps adding to his resume with his first win in a Triple Crown race on Saturday in the Preakness Stakes. Best decision Brown made was not running Cloud Computing in the Kentucky Derby. Brown had a fresh horse coming off a six week lay-off, and that was the difference. And we know why trainer Todd Pletcher usually skips the Preakness, because he doesn't like the short two week turn around from the Derby. He had no choice this year, but to further his point, Always Dreaming faded in the stretch.
While we're on the subject of short turnarounds, does Brown now bring Cloud Computing back for the Belmont? There are only 3 weeks between the Preakness and Belmont so it might be too quick of a comeback or at least quicker than Brown would like. He could, instead, target the Travers and run Cloud Computing in either the Jim Dandy, a traditional prep race at Saratoga for the midsummer derby, or in the Haskell. I would opt for that route instead of rushing him for a long race on June 10th.