Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Preakness posts and odds

Well the 13 horse field for the Preakness stakes were drawn today. Here is the lineup.

The Preakness Stakes presented by Blackberry at Pimlico
$1,100,000 1 3/16 miles
126 lbs for colts and geldings, 121 for fillies

1.Big Drama 10/1
2.Mine That Bird 6/1
3.Musket Man 8/1
4.Luv Gov 50/1
5.Friesan Fire 6/1
6.Terrain 30/1
7.Papa Clem 12/1
8.General Quarters 20/1
9.Pioneerofthenile 5/1
10.Flying Private 50/1
11.Take the Points 30/1
12.Tone it Down 50/1
13. Rachel Alexandra 8/5

Would you look at that? Rachel is the favorite over Mine that Bird AND Pioneerofthenile. Wasn't expecting that but hey, her victory in the Oaks was very impressive. I'll make my picks now while I'm at it. I'll pick RACHEL ALEXANDRA to win in impressive fashion, Mine that Bird to place and Take the Points to show.

Meanwhile in other Preakness news, on Sunday Pioneerofthnile's owner and Mine That Bird's half owner dropped their plans to keep Rachel out. I'm glad that they didn't go through with it but still, just coming up with that is so slimy. Also Mine that Bird arrived yesterday at Pimlico and today he galloped 1 1/2 miles over the surface. No rest day for him. Calvin Borel will also be getting off Mine that Bird and onto Rachel instead. I can say I can't blame him. I would do the exact same thing. Did you see her win? Amazing.

Well I might have another post between now and the Preakness but, for now have a nice evening!

1 comment:

  1. Rachel is amazing but don't count out Friesian Fire since he basically took nothing more than a mile and a quarter gallop then went back to his stall and relaxed...either way this should be a great race.