Trinniberg and Willie Martinez cruise to victory in the Bay Shore.

Trinniberg and Willie Martinez cruise to victory in the Bay Shore.

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Trinniberg Never Looks Back in Bay Shore Win

Teuflesberg colt could be headed to the Preakness for his next start.

Trinniberg  got loose on the lead and never looked back in the $250,000 Bay Shore (gr. III) (VIDEO) at Aqueduct Racetrack April 7, going on to a three-length victory over Hardened Wildcat to register his second straight graded stakes score.

Sent off as the 6-5 favorite in the field of eight 3-year-olds, the son of Teuflesberg  rolled through an opening quarter-mile in :23.46 and a half in :47.41, and was never seriously threatened as he hit the wire in 1:23.46 for the seven furlongs.
 
“You should never be too confident going into a race,” said winning jockey Willie Martinez. “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.”
 
The victory was the third in seven starts for Trinniberg, who broke his maiden at Calder Casino & Race Course last June and won the Swale (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park on March 10 by six lengths. The colt also had a pair of second-place finishes last year in the Futurity (gr. II) at Belmont Park and the Three Chimneys Hopeful (gr. I).
 
Trained by Bisnath Parboo for Shivananda Racing, Trinniberg returned $4.70, $3, and $2.40. With the winner’s purse of $150,000, he has now earned $341,300.
 
Winning owner Shivananda Parbhoo said the May 19 Preakness (gr. I) was the most likely target for Trinniberg, but did not rule out the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
 
“There’s a 15% chance for the Kentucky Derby,” said Parbhoo. “I want to go long. I wanted to do that (in the Wood Memorial) but I don’t think he was ready.”
 
Hardened Wildcat, the second choice at 3-2, was 5 1/2 lengths clear of third-place How Do I Win.
 
The winner was bred by J M Stables and is out of the Goldminers Gold mare Bella Dorato.