I’ve heard people say he’s the second coming of both Seattle Slew and Secretariat. This son of Uncle Mo eased into third place then blew past the tiring Danzing Candy and Gun Runner to take the lead. Exaggerator may have challenged at the end, holding for second, but Nyquist and Mario Gutierrez proved that this horse is not a fluke. He has shown himself at every turn, at multiple distances on different tracks.
Congrats to Team O’Neill and all of Nyquist’s connections! Looking forward to the Preakness!