Jennifer Patterson, an assistant
to trainer Shug McGaughey and personal exercise rider for Kentucky Derby winner
Orb took time to share her thoughts on the 3-year-old son of Malibu Moon.
One thing for sure, Jenn would be a horrible poker player… or maybe a perfect
one if you were at the same table. In a very candid interview, she was surprisingly
relaxed while having to care for the most popular colt on the Pimlico grounds
this week, if not in the entire world.
There is no doubt that the confidence level that she, and all who are associated with Orb, is sky
high leading up to Preakness 2013.
One debate that has
surfaced on social media is, “At what odds will Orb go off ?” Well, this post hit the web prior to
Wednesday’s Post Position Draw. But if I were Maryland Jockey Club’s oddsmaker
Frank Carulli, Orb would be listed as the 6-5 Morning Line favorite. But if the
bettors heed the words of Jenn Patterson, you’ll be lucky to get 4-5 on him. I’ll
go on record with Orb being the 3-5 Post Time favorite.
Drawing courtesy of Mel.