Happy Preakness Day!

I’m still not entirely sure how I’m going to do my final bets, I always decide in the last minutes before the race… it really depends on the odds plus I’ll be looking for biases thru the day.

Definite Bets:

Hard Spun to win

Likely Additional Bets:

Hard SpunCulin Box

Hard SpunCircular Quay Box

Hard SpunExchanger Straight Exacta

Hard SpunFlying First Class Straight Exacta

My thoughts are (clearly) that Hard Spun can win it so I’ll put a sizable bet there. I also think the Derby was probably good for Curlin. I’m looking for him to sit closer to the pace and have a better shot this time.

As for Circular Quay, he was coming off a lay off into the Derby and stands to be improved + less traffic will be better for his closing style. Yesterday at Pimilco the 3rd post position was heavily favored as were stalkers. This is Circular Quay’s post position.

As for Flying First Class & Xchanger… both have early speed and my guess is that Hard Spun will rate right behind them. What if Curlin or Street Sense get stuck and can’t get up?

As for Street Sense, my same theory applies… when I see him go around horses to win, I’ll bet him at this price (or if there’s a strong bias like in the Derby).

Speaking of biases, as of right now, Ramon Dominquez has won the first two races at Pimlico and both were stalkers. He’s riding Xchanger today. Also, both winners were on outside post postions (10 & 9).

Good Luck to All!!