He’s a longshot, but bettors are seriously looking at Schoolyard Dreams as one of the horses that could beat Super Saver. In fact, he has.
Don’t ignore Schoolyard Dreams. He lost the Tampa Bay Derby to Odysseus but just barely. That loss cost the horse a chance at the Kentucky Derby as he didn’t have enough earnings to make the field.
The owners entered the horse in the Wood Memorial but no horse was going to beat Eskendereya in that race.
After the fourth place finish in the Wood the horse was pointed toward the Preakness.
“The horse is ready to go,” said part owner Eric Fein, “Anybody who doesn’t think so is crazy.”
The sire of Schoolyard Dreams is Stephen Got Even who finished fourth in the 1999 Preakness. Schoolyard Dreams is the grandson of 1992 Belmont Stakes winner A.P. Indy.