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Preakness Stakes 2017 Predictions
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By Brent Sedo
The race goes Saturday, May 20 from Pimlico in Baltimore, with an expected post time of 6:45 PM Eastern.
Here's a look at the field, with post position and morning-line odds, in order of preference.
Preakness Stakes 2017 Picks
#5 - Classic Empire (3-1): The Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner didn't have much of a chance in the Derby but still managed to grab fourth place after a very tough trip. Trainer Mark Casse says he's the best three-year-old in the country and now he gets a chance to prove it. Top choice.
#4 - Always Dreaming (5-6): There's no denying the Derby winner is a very fast horse and a deserving favorite. With the only speed horse in the race breaking from way outside, he may inherit the lead and try to control the pace throughout, counting on his strong late kick to hold off any challengers. Can't be ignored.
#10 - Conquest Mo Money (18-1): This is the speed horse, whose connections skipped the Derby to train for this. He could have drawn a better post, but with all those inside him being drop-back types, he shouldn't have too much trouble moving up and over, then trying to hang on as far as he can. Contender at a price.
#6 - Gunnevera (16-1): This talented colt has legitimate excuses for his last two races, and in a race where half the field are closers, has shown to be the best of that bunch. Logical exotics play.
#9 - Lookin' At Lee (10-1): He won't likely get the same open-rail trip that allowed him to close for second place in the Derby, but like Gunnevera he has the talent to come late and grab a piece of the exotics. Bottom on trifectas and superfectas.
#3 - Hence (20-1): He looked like a legitimate long shot for the Derby off a solid win the (G3) Sunland Derby, but one has to wonder now how much the perfect set up there helped his cause. Others look better.
#1 - Multiplier (33-1): Ran behind a very quick pace and then moved forward to win the (G3) Illinois Derby, and that effort warrants some consideration here. But he's taking a big step up in class. Could get a small piece.
#2 - Cloud Computing (14-1): Only has three races to his name and seems to have taken a step back each time the competition improves. He'll likely be in the pace mix early, but may not have the talent to keep up when the real running starts. Can't recommend.
#8 - Senior Investment (33-1): Comes in off a win in the (G3) Lexington Stakes, where he went from ninth to first in the final 3/8 mile. But in a race loaded with closers, he's a step below the best. Little to no chance.
#9 - Term Of Art (33-1): He's run in four graded-stakes events this year in California and only has a single third-place result to show for it, so it's hard to see him being part of the final mix here. In over his head.
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