California Chrome ready for anything in Preakness

May 13, 2014 3:25 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) - No matter what scenario he's thrust into, California Chrome usually finds a way to make the adjustment.

The Kentucky Derby winner tested the track at Pimlico Race Course for the first time Tuesday and took to it like a kid in a sandbox.

Assistant trainer Alan Sherman says, "He seemed to handle the track just great."

Sherman believes California Chrome can handle a sloppy track or any kind of pace in Saturday's Preakness.

Sherman says the Triple Crown hopeful "doesn't have one style of running. He's pretty pushbutton. If you ask him, he'll do it."

Ride On Curlin, who finished seventh in the Derby, had an excellent practice run at Pimlico on Tuesday. But trainer Billy Gowan says of California Chrome: "I haven't seen a flaw in him."

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