I'll Have Another has a chance to become the first Triple Crown winner in 34 years at the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, but his trainer Doug O'Neill hasn't been looking nervous, by all accounts. According to him, it's because his horse is looking good in training. I'll Have Another isn't doing a full workout before the Belmont Stakes, but O'Neill says he's seen enough to indicate that his horse is in good shape.
"I wouldn't be so upright if the horse wasn't doing so good. He's doing well. He's eating good. He looks well ... I'm very confident. Not cocky or arrogant, but confident."
I'll Have Another arrived at Belmont Park the day after the Preakness Stakes, and the fact that he's been training there and getting comfortable with the track ever since could be a big part of why O'Neill is so confident in his horse's chances to capture the Triple Crown.
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