2011 Preakness Profile: Norman Asbjornson

Norman Asbjornson drew post two and is a 30-1 outsider in the 2011 Preakness. Can the 3-year-old son of former Preakness hero Real Quiet upset the applecart? Probably not, but a minor award is not out of the question.

The Christopher Grove charge failed to get involved in a trio of Pennsylvania maiden sprint starts to begin his career but has been a new horse since stretching out in distance.

He graduated at a flat mile at Penn National in December and sailed through the entry level ranks to begin his 3-year-old campaign. A runner-up effort in the Gotham Stakes followed and he was last seen finishing a respectable 4th in the Wood Memorial.

The Preakness is a tough test but he shows two works at Pimlico including a solid one-mile move on May 6. He is not nearly as fast as some of his more fancied rivals but his numbers are slowly improving and he could spice up the exotics in Baltimore on Saturday.

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