It is called The Cliff’s Edge Derby Trial Stakes (G3). Yet, in
keeping with its impact on the Triple Crown in recent years, it
actually should be known as the Preakness Trial.
With horsemen placing more faith in rest than ever, the prospect of
running in the Derby Trial and then returning a week later to race in
the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) has been about
appealing as root canal.