Fenwick: Preakness contender profile

May 20th, 2022

Listed at 50-1 on the morning line, Fenwick promises to be the longest shot in the Preakness, but the 80-1 longest shot (Rich Strike) just won the 20-horse Kentucky Derby.

A convincing maiden winner over an off track two starts back, Fenwick will need to improve upon his first stakes attempt, finishing last of 11 in the Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland on April 9, and the chestnut Kentucky-bred colt will return from a six-week freshening in the Preakness. Fenwick has recorded a win and a second from six lifetime starts.

Fenwick Speed FIgures

Top Brisnet Speed: 90, maiden win

Top Brisnet Late Pace: 99, maiden win

Fenwick Pedigree

Sire: Curlin

Fenwick is by top sire and 2007 Preakness winner Curlin, who counts 2016 Preakness winner Exaggerator among his offspring.

Dam: Make the Sun Shine

Fenwick is the first stakes winner from the mare Make the Sun Shine, a daughter of Malibu Moon, the sire of 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb. An accomplished broodmare sire, Malibu Moon is the broodmare sire of 2021 Preakness runner-up Midnight Bourbon.

Fenwick Connections

Owner: Villa Rosa Farm and Harlo Stable

Villa Rosa Farm and Harlo Stable campaign Fenwick, who was purchased for $52,000 as a yearling.

Trainer: Kevin McKathan

Conditioned earlier in his racing career by Steve Asmussen, Fenwick broke his maiden under the care of David Fisher, and he was transferred to current trainer Kevin McKathan prior to the Blue Grass at Keeneland. It will be the first Triple Crown starter for McKathan.

Jockey: Florent Geroux

Florent Geroux takes over riding duties on Fenwick, and it will be the sixth Preakness start from the French-born jockey, whose best finish came via third-placer Owendale in 2019.

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