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Zito claims Jackson Bend “mad” after loss because “he doesn’t want to run outside.”

Apparently Jackson Bend is “miffed” about his loss as the 4-5 favorite in Friday’s James Marvin at Saratoga. That’s what his trainer said Saturday.

“He was mad yesterday,” Nick Zito is quoted as saying in a press release.

Jackson Bend broke from the farthest post – the No. 7 – and had a new jockey, Rosie Napravnik. The horse was wide for most of the trek and wound up fourth.

It seems the 5-year-old son of Hear no Evil isn’t one for the grandstand view – he’s a rail hugger.

“He just doesn’t want to run outside,” Zito said. “He loves to run on the fence, he loves to split horses, but that’s the way it went.”

Zito said Napravnik tried to maneuver to the inside, but couldn’t get there for the optimal trip.

“We’ll try to regroup and hopefully come back in the Forego.”

Jackson Bend is crossing his hooves for an inside post.

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