Orb also sweats alot, the hot weather in Baltimore might have added to Orb getting beat, he might not like high humidity and heat.
Orb didn't lose because he was on the rail, he was at leas 3 paths off of it, just like Oxbow....he didn't lose because he doesn;t like being inside of horses, thats a myth....he lost because he was overtrained by an old school trainer, he was a tired horse. He ran 1 1/4 miles, in the heavy mud, and closed 18 lengths. The Derby tokk something out of him. Instead of Shug galloping him up to the Preakness with no breezes to freshen him pu, he works him a little over a week after the D4erby, 5 days before the Preakness, and he works in :47. The work took some starch out of Orb, he left his Preakness on the training track on Monday.
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