(I see the inherent humor in that line, but it's true.)
From a distance, I saw a photographer taking pictures of a horse next to trainer David Carroll. This horse was none other than Denis of Cork. It is quite amazing standing next to race horses, especially the elite ones. They truly have a different look to them.
His veins were throbbing all over his body. His coat shined and his muscles shifted and swelled. He's not a gigantic, imposing horse. Rather just an athletic looking animal with a cool demeanor. All he did was tug at grass and prick his ears toward a sparrow who landed on the fence nearby.
Carroll said he would jog the horse in the morning. That's the ritual Carroll takes with his horses no matter what. He'll go out at 6 a.m., roughly, 12 hours before the Belmont.
Before long, Carroll said he had to go and he walked Denis of Cork back to the barn.
Denis of Cork, a son of Harlan's Holiday, is a great looking animal and at 12-1 on the morning line, he looks absolutely stunning.