Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Preakness Preview

I'm in the camp that believes Mine That Bird is a throwout. I swear, I think he will go down in history as a mammoth Kentucky Derby fluke, the likes of which we haven't seen since Lil E. Tee won under Pat Day in 1992. Of course, if I'm wrong I'll be eating crow.

Rachel Alexandra looks formidable, but I'm willing to give Friesan Fire a pass for his no-show Derby, and he is my pick on Saturday. I don't think Friesan had the worst trip in the world at Churchill, but Derby history is littered with top horses who didn't run a lick in the Derby and came back strong. I haven't seen any morning lines yet but I'd guess Friesan may go off at 5-1 at least, which would be decent-enough odds.

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  1. Threw MINE THAT BIRD out in the Derby, must do so again especially considering the massive underlay he'll be relative to his Derby odds.

    RACHEL...I'm taking a stand against as well. Don't like the 2 week turnaround for the filly. Believe BIG DRAMA will pose BIG pace problems for her.

    FRIESAN FIRE...wasn't he stepped on in the Derby? How did he heal so quickly???

    PIONEEROF THE NILE was my Derby horse, will be my Preakness pick, and believe BIG DRAMA can get a slice at a price.

  2. keep up the good work Terry, whats the next shot you are taking at RedRock, i signed up for the on-line contest on belmont day.

  3. I signed up for that one as well...June 6 NHCQualify. Hopefully I'll do better than the last one.

  4. Terry,
    does the contest on may 23rd @ monmouth have anything to do w/ the NHC? it appears as if it is a $50 contest. thanks.

  5. The May 23 contest winner qualifies for the Horseplayer World Series, which is different from the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship. To use a college basketball analogy, the HWS is to the NIT what the NHC is to the NCAA tourney...there's nothing wrong with making it out there (especially if your trip is paid for), and I'm sure there's decent money to be given away, but the HWS is not the main event.

  6. On second thought, I think the proper analogy is HWS is to the NHC what the NIT is to the NCAA tourney.