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Sam's Ace may earn Preakness spot

Updated: April 29, 2006, 12:35 AM ET
By Steve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- It was not until the final sixteenth of the Grade 1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park on April 1 that it became apparent that Sam's Ace would not finish in the top three. After stalking the pace for the first mile, he lost ground late to finish fourth. That performance could make Sam's Ace the favorite in Sunday's $250,000 Snow

Chief Stakes, and if he runs well, Sam's Ace could make his next start in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 20.

Trainer Doug O'Neill ...

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