Trinniberg turned in another first-class performance, outclassing his opponent once again, this time winning by three lengths in the Grade 3 Bay Shore S. at Aqueduct on April 7. The 3-year-old son of Teuflesberg was fresh off a front-running, six length victory in the Swale S. at Gulfstream Park on March 10.
Using the same running style in the $250,000 Bay Shore, Trinniberg jumped right to the front to assume the lead. Dictating the pace down the backstretch and around the turn, he got a half mile in :47.41. With Willie Martinez sitting motionless in the irons, Trinniberg came into the stretch with a length and a half lead. Hardened Wildcat made a run at the leader, but Trinniberg simply ran away when Martinez shook the reins at his mount. Geared down late, Trinniberg finished the seven furlongs in 1:23.46.
“You should never be too confident going into a race,” said Martinez, who was also aboard in the Swale. “It’s horse racing, anything can happen, but I was overwhelmed with confidence. Once I cleared the chute, I knew it was all over. I was just trying to be the passenger. He’s the pilot.”
Trained by Bisnath Parboo for Shivananda Racing, Trinniberg has now earned $341,300.
“There’s a 15 percent chance for the Kentucky Derby,” said Parbhoo. “I want to go long. I wanted to do that (in the 1 1/8 mile Wood Memorial) but I don’t think he was ready.”
Parbhoo indicated that if he didn't enter the Derby, he would seriously consider the Preakness S. (G1) on May 19.
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