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Friday at Pimlico

While I hope NBC’s telecast of the Preakness is a little more substantive than the Derby was, at least I have ESPN’s ‘day before‘ coverage to enjoy — I am confident will be thorough and professional. As much as I believe the Triple Crown should be on national television, they seem to have much less understanding of how to cover horse racing — it’s always a bit of a letdown to switch from ESPN when the national coverage begins. But enough of my complaining — on with the show! (Imagine how much more appropriate that would be if Nobiz Like Shobiz were involved).

Miss Preakness
How can you not like a horse named Silver Knockers?

Allaire DuPont
Sugar Shake is a nice filly, but there’s a lot of potential value here — I also like Leah’s Secret, Swap Fliparoo and Promenade Girl.
Edit: with Sugar Shake opting for the Shuvee instead, let’s go for Swap Fliparoo!
Edit Two: OK, I should be less lazy and see who’s planning on scratching before picking someone. My bad!

Black Eyed Susan
I like Baroness Thatcher (despite her name); Valerie at Foolish Pleasure wisely reminds us to think about the possibility of rain — Panty Raid is one of my picks as well.

The question of rain is well worth considering for the Preakness as well…

2 comments to Friday at Pimlico

  • Valerie

    Sugar Shake is now scratched and headed to the Shuvee at Belmont on Saturday instead.

    I checked the weather forecast this evening and now it looks like there is a 60% chance of rain for the Preakness, and only 30% for Friday. I was hopping for a nice sloppy Pimlico track on Friday, just like Churchill Downs the day before the Derby. I love sloppy tracks! 🙂

  • Superfecta

    Thanks for the heads up! Makes it an even more interesting betting race!

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