Thursday, May 19, 2011

Preakness Field and Early Pick

A quickie look at the 136th Preakness field, as I get ready to make my way down to Balitmore...
  • Astrology - never out of the money in seven lifetime starts; likely on the board finish
  • Norman Asbjornson - closed to fourth into what now looks like a weak Wood Memorial
  • King Congie - nice story behind his name; I'll be routing for him, but passing on a wager
  • Flashpoint - adds to a projected quick pace; probably won't be around for the finish
  • Shackleford - can control slow paces like in FL and Kentucky Derbies, but won't have such a luxury this time around
  • Sway Away - has had troubled rank/trips and still qualifies for a non-winners of one allowance
  • Midnight Interlude - Baffert changes rider to Garcia again, but unlikely first place finish
  • Dance City - thanks for the quick pace
  • Mucho Macho Man - Derby traffic and some uncertainty from jock may have cost him a second place finish
  • Dialed In - just running for chance at big bonus or ready for real rebound?
  • Animal Kingdom - real deal and gets even better pace scenario to run at 
  • Isn't He Perfect - No.
  • Concealed Identity - home boy tries for the big score
  • Mr. Commons - not sure he'll get the distance and far post doesn't help
My early pick is as simple as 8-9-10 or the Derby Boys to come back better than the rest

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