Give Me Just One More Chance

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 17, 2009 in General Discussion, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

Jockey Mike Smith left Pimlico Race Course feeling more frisky than frustrated.

Smith rode Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird to a second-place finish just behind favorite Rachel Alexandra Saturday in front of an announced 77,850 at the 134th Preakness Stakes. The runner-up designation left Smith jockeying for a rematch three weeks from now at the Belmont Stakes.

While reflecting on Rachel Alexandra’s near wire-to-wire win, Smith essentially called the filly out.

“I bet you they won’t run her against him again,” Smith said. “I bet you she doesn’t run in the Belmont. I can almost predict it.”