Clinton likes I'll Have Another

Updated: June 2, 2012, 11:27 PM ET
The Associated Press

Former President Bill Clinton says I'll Have Another has a "good chance'' to win the Belmont Stakes June 9 and become racing's first Triple Crown winner in 34 years. He also says Dullahan could be the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner's biggest challenger.

Clinton made his comments June 1 at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., where he was attending a dinner.

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.''

Dullahan finished 1 3/4 lengths behind I'll Have Another in the Derby after a wide trip around Churchill Downs.

Clinton said the 1 1/2-mile Belmont might be a good race for Dullahan because "he closed just as strong as I'll Have Another and he came out of maybe more interference. So, if that horse has a race like he had in the Derby, he could still give I'll Have Another a race.''


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