21 May 2011

2011 Preakness Stakes Picks: Can Animal Kingdom Win Again?

The 136th running of The Preakness will be run at 6:20 today at Pimlico Race Course in the Queen City and all eyes are on the winner of the Kentucky Derby, Animal Kingdom, as he will try to keep the dream of a Triple Crown alive. Can Animal Kingdom win the the middle jewel today? Here are my Preakness picks.
WIN: Dialed In (9-2)
I do not foresee a Triple Crown in 2011 as I believe that Animal Kingdom will not be the victor today. I do think Dialed In will win because he has not be rigorously trained this year and he excels at a fast paced race, which looks to be the course this year.

PLACE: Animal Kingdom (2-1)
Unfortunately, I believe Animal Kingdom will come just short in his bid to become the first Triple Crown winner in 33 years.

SHOW: Astrology (15-1)
Astrology is a bit of a long shot but I think he will make the race exciting because he has tremendous early speed, which is always critical at Pimlico because of the tighter turns.

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