With Preakness champion Cloud Computing uncertain to start in the Belmont Stakes, the thoroughbred racing world faces the strong possibility of a second straight year with three different winners of the three Triple Crown races.
Trainer Chad Brown said Cloud Computing came out of his upset victory in good order. But even in the immediate afterglow at Pimlico Race Course, he seemed wary of running the colt on three weeks' rest or at the 11/2-mile distance of the Belmont.
"Do I think he's a mile-and-a-half horse? He's never really struck me that way, but I'm not going to rule it out," he said. "I'll leave it as a possibility right now."