Friday, May 20, 2011

Preakness Picks

I sure would like to see a horse win the Triple Crown, and I do think Animal Kingdom has the breeding to go the distance in the Belmont Stakes. But the pace of the Kentucky Derby was a crawl--I don't think it will be like that in the Preakness. Dialed In finished well in the Derby but there were those early sluggish fractions. He may do better in this race with more legit fractions. In fact, one handicapper I know says Dialed In actually was finishing faster than Animal Kingdom, he was just too far back, so he is doing an exacta box with these two horses.

Shackleford could also stay for a piece and Mucho Macho Man once again should show up.

Other horses worth considering tossing into trifectas and superfectas: Concealed Identity. Hey, he's won twice over the track and is improving. Midnight Interlude did horribly in the Derby, but so did Lookin At Lucky last year (pinned on the rail); but Baffert did a positive jockey switch from Gomez to Martin Garcia, and guess what. Lookin At Lucky won the Preakness, and Garcia's up on Midnight Interlude this time.

Astrology on the rail is improving, but he's stuck on seconds. Worth throwing in, but not to win. Same for Sway Away, Jeff Bonde's horse. Bonde says this is a better horse than his horse Twice the Appeal, who came in 10th in the Kentucky Derby. Probably won't win, but may very well get up for a piece.

The rest of the field I'm throwing out.

Good luck!

(Update: Superfecta was Shackleford, Animal Kingdom, Astrology, and Dialed In. I had it, hope you did too! Paid $274.00 on a dime bet... I did a $36 superfecta wheel)

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