Fenwick: Preakness contender profile
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 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.
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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