15 May 2015
2015 Preakness Stakes Picks
Here are my picks for tomorrow's Preakness.
WIN - American Pharoah
It was not a dominant performance in the Derby from the Bob Baffert horse but I don't think he ran his best race. But even then, he came out in top thanks to a late break for the lead from the outside against a strong field. I think the shorter distance at Pimlico will not be a hindrance as American Pharoah will outlast the field once again.
PLACE - Firing Line
The runner-up at Churchill Downs will be the runner-up in Baltimore. Firing Line has been earning the reputation as "always a bridesmaid" as he has now lost three races by a length or less. Nobody would or should be surprised if Firing Line does one better than it did two weeks ago but I don't think it has the legs to surpass American Pharoah.
SHOW - Danzig Moon
Danzig Moon finished fifth in the Derby but did struggle with the crowded field. With a much smaller field at Pimlico (only eight horses total), look for him to do a little better. It is not a horse that is good enough to win as he has only won once in six starts but it can get a podium finish in tomorrow's race.