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Second place finisher Paddy O'Prado
Second place finisher and beaten favorite Paddy O'Prado in the paddock before the 2010 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park
© Cindy Pierson Dulay
Trainer Dale Romans said, "You've got to be pleased with him. Off to Louisville, as far as I'm concerned. It's up to Jerry (owner Crawford) – he'll have final say – but I saw enough to say he could be in the big one. We might have moved a little bit early, but as Kent said it was an unusual race with that kind of pace scenario and the soft turf."