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2013 Preakness Stakes

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by RedHotChiliPrepper, May 17, 2013.

  1. I guess now's as good a time as any to start talking about the second leg of the Triple Crown. Personally, I think Orb is going to win the Triple Crown. I'll post my breakdown later, but here's the morning line odds. Who you got in your top three?

    1. Orb (Even): Joel Rosario
    2. Goldencents (8/1): Kevin Krigger
    3. Titletown Five (30/1): Julien Leparoux
    4. Departing (6/1): Brian Hernandez, Jr.
    5. Mylute (5/1): Rosie Napravnik
    6. Oxbow (15/1): Gary Stevens
    7. Will Take Charge (12/1): Mike Smith
    8. Govenor Charlie (12/1): Martin Garcia
    9. Itsmyluckyday (10/1): John Velazquez
  2. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    I will go with a 1-4-6 trifecta.
  3. So I think it'll be a slower pace than the Derby was. No 22-second quarter or 45-second half mile. I think you're more likely to see it in the 24 and 49 range. I think that'll keep Goldencents involved and make him a factor down the stretch. If it's dry (I guess 50 percent chance of showers) I think Itsmyluckyday is a top three horse. I've never been impressed anytime I've seen Titletown Five run, and Departing is really solid, but not spectacular, which was the same kind of note I had on Golden Soul last week.

    Orb is head and shoulders better than everyone and should win. And in a 9-horse field there's less of a chance for something funny to happen.

    I've got, 1, Orb; 2, Itsmyluckyday; 3, Goldencents; 4, Mylute
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Orb got the rail and will win. Wake me up after Belmont.

    Triple Crown contenders after Pimlico are 0-for-12 since Affirmed in 1978. Lord knows tons have come close.
  5. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    If a porker like Miguel Cabrera can do it, the horse had better run his ass off.
  6. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    2-5-9 with 1-2-5-9 with 1-2-5-6-7-8-9 in my trifectas . . . not that anyone should give a damn; I think my Derby horse crossed the finish line about 10 minutes ago. Good luck to all.
  7. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I'm putting all my money on Kegasus.
  8. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I think I read a story today that said only one horse has won from the rail in the Preakness in the last 52 years and that was in 94.
  9. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    I don't much either, but if this pre-race show goes any longer, it's going to be renamed with roman numerals like a Super Bowl. At least the Super Bowl lasts more than two minutes.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    1, 4, 5, 7 exacta box

    1 with 2, 4, 5, 7 with all trifecta box
  11. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    They could have sang all the verses to "Maryland, My Maryland."
  12. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    If Funny Cide and Smarty Jones, among others, couldn't win the Triple Crown, I have pretty much given up on seeing another Triple Crown winner in my lifetime. (I did see Affirmed win it in 1978, when horse racing seemed like a much bigger deal on the sports landscape and made the cover of Sports Illustrated.)
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