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Baffert's leap sets up Lucky's victory

Updated: May 16, 2010, 5:14 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

BALTIMORE -- At 6:54 p.m. last Monday, Lookin At Lucky trainer Bob Baffert sent a text to his brother, Bill:

"We're going to win the Preakness."

That was a remarkably confident declaration coming just nine days after the colt's dispiriting sixth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby. But Baffert believed in hard-luck Lucky, an accomplished horse whose 3-year-old campaign had been compromised by trouble-filled races. And Baffert believed in the scantly known former deli ...

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