Saturday, May 18, 2013

Preakness Day 2013

Yes.  The second leg of the Triple Crown will be our race for Stakes Saturday.

Pimlico Race 12 {Preakness~G1~1 3/16 mile~3 year old~Stakes}
A fabulous field of nine will make their way to the starting gate for the running of the 138th Preakness Stakes.  This significantly reduced field from that of KD 139 will be gunning for Kentucky Derby winner Orb.  There is nice balance in this group between the speedsters, pressers, trackers and closers.  It will be an extremely exciting race.

#1 Orb (Rosario / McGaughey) will be the one to beat.  He holds the highest last out speed number, a six race progression, and three fine-tuned peaking workouts.  The only drawback to this splendid Malibu Moon colt is, he will be going for his sixth win in a row; a monumental task at this high level of competition.  Still, he should get a favorable pace set-up and swing gallantly into the stretch.  Not much value will be offered on him, however.
$1 WIN / $1 SHOW.

#5 Mylute (Napravnik / Amoss) should challenge coming into the stretch.  This fifth place finisher in KD 139 appears geared for another big performance holding the second highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three diligent workouts.  This son of Midnight Lute by the Stage Stop dam should take another step forward.  Expect him to come a running right off Orb's flank.
$1 PLACE / $2 SHOW.

#4 Departing (Hernandez / Stall) is one of three new shooters in this big race along the Triple Crown Trail.  He was last seen winning the Illinois Derby at gritty Hawthorne Race Course near Chicago.  He holds the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and two good workouts.  This son of War Front can be expected to improve once again with a nice tracking effort.
$2 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#8 Governor Charlie (M. Garcia / Baffert) is another new shooter looking to dethrone the great Orb.  He holds the third highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and three smoking workouts.  This other son of Midnight Lute by Silverbulletday should be forwardly placed biding his time to make a move.

#6 Oxbow (Stevens / Lukas) will be making his ninth start in a row uninterrupted by a freshening or layoff.  A tall task lies ahead for this son of Awesome Again and dam, Tizamazing.  There is no doubt he can get the distance.  He holds two solid last out speed numbers despite a disappointing finish in KD 139.  This fine colt has put in three peaking workouts in the last thirty days.  With a versatile running style and the most experienced jockey, Gary Stevens, in the irons, he could surprise big time.

10 CENT Superfecta
Yes!! They have one, but it must total at least a dollar.

#1 Orb / #5 Mylute, #4 Departing / #5, #4, #8 Govenor Charlie, #6 Oxbow / #5, #4, #8, #6.

Friday's Results
Pimlico R10.  Black Eyed Susan--G2.  Our first pick, Emollient, finished 6th.  Our second pick, Fiftyshadesofhay, won (1st) for show money of $3.00.  Our third pick, Maracuya, finished 4th.
Superfecta went 3-9-8-6.
Bankroll stumbles to $35.65.

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