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Preakness Picks

Posted by on May 19, 2012

It’s that time…the second leg of the Triple Crown!

This is the race when we find out whether the Kentucky Derby winner is a one hit wonder, like Smarty Jones, or runs the potential for becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.  21 horses have won both the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby giving that horse the chance to be the next Triple Crown winner. Do I think that I’ll Have Another will in fact have another?

I like I’ll Have Another’s closing move, however that is not how I anticipate the Preakness lining up.

To me, the best horse in the race is the one I thought was the best in the Kentucky Derby; Bodemeister. I like the fact that he will have the lead to himself which will conserve his energy for the long stretch home.

I also like Creative Cause, I think at 1 3/16 the distance is perfect for his racing style and he will be sitting perfectly to strike at the end.

If I’ll Have Another hits the board, it will be third however I’m not using him here either. I think this is where the long shot Zetterhom is going to land for my friend, Tony Grey. The horse ran his eyes out last time out and should fit in nicely here if he takes to the track.

Either way it should be a fun race and the weather looks perfect for Preakness day. Will you be watching?

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