He's no psychic, or even Hank Goldberg, but when former U.S President Bill Clinton speaks, people listen. That's why when, at a recent dinner at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., Clinton predicted the first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978, it's newsworthy (we swear).
From the Associated Press:
Clinton said I'll Have Another "looked like he had some juice left at the end of both those races, but the real wild card, I think, is the horse that finished third in the Derby, what's his name? The Irish name? Dullahan.''
Astute analysis from the former President. In all honesty, Dullahan has been terrific in pre-race workouts and looks like the primary challenger with Derby and Preakness runner-up Bodemeister not running in the Belmont. I'll Have Another specializes in the late-race comeback, and the Belmont just happens to be the longest of the three Triple Crown races, so William Jefferson could be on to something here.
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