Editor's Note--When last seen, Big D was giving us the winning exacta in the Kentucky Derby. Unfortunately, NOT the trifecta or superfecta. But hey, beggars can't be choosers. I wonder who he is picking tomorrow in the Preakness? You too? Welp, wonder no longer my horse lovin fiends. And I did NOT mean to type "friends" right there. So there's that. Now enough of my chatter. Big Man? The people neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed ye!--R.B.
If the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain, where does the rain fall in Baltimore? Well, tomorrow, it's gonna fall at Pimlico Race Course which might affect a few things in the 141st Preakness. Yes we caught the Derby exacta, but thought we were gonna get the trifecta, too. Almost. Let's see about this race.
We know we can't win much by betting just the 3-5 shot #3 NYQUIST to win. So we won't. We'll try an upset, sure. How about our boy the #5 EXAGGERATOR? Dunno if you saw this guy the last time he ran in the slop. Well he was a thundering buffalo coming down the stretch, like the mud was giving him superpowers. Will we be shocked if NYQUIST wins? Nah, but for our bread, let's take the 3-1 shot for all the marbles.
To make mawwwwwwwww money how's about a 3-5-11 exacta and trifecta too. The #11 is the snappy STRADIVARI, who should be about 10-1. He's only run 3 times but he might be sittin on a big race here. Jockey Johnny Velazquez and Trainer Todd Pletcher win a lot of races baby.
And for even mawwwwwww money, let's try the pony with the same daddy as NYQUIST, the #9 ABIDING STAR. You know what else they have in common? They both havent LOST in 2016. As ABIDING STAR is 5 for 5 this year. Annnnnd 30-1?!?! In this race?! Superfecta box baby 3-5-9-11!!
The happy and wet Preakness recap: #5 to win! 3-5-11 exacta and tri box. 3-5-9-11 superfecta box!
Good luck and god bless. And if you happen to be in Pimlico, see if any of the horses talk to you, and please let us know what they say.