We have gotten through the Kentucky Derby and we saw American Pharoah win in awesome fashion. We see will which of these horses have the spirit, the stamina, and of course, the luck that is needed to win in at the Pimlico Race Course. The Preakness being one of Baltimore’s biggest named events, this brings out tens of thousands of fans to celebrate and enjoy a rich tradition of Maryland horse racing.
This race is going to be just as interesting, and a huge step in the middling process for the coveted and mythical Triple Crown. As we know, the definitive field for the 2015 Preakness isn’t completely set yet. The odds that people could be looking at for the 2nd of “the big 3” of the races in the Triple Crown run are somewhat almost unknown, as we haven’t gotten full results yet. That Crown continues to be elusive, as we watched last year, as California Chrome won the first 2 of the big 3, winning both the Derby and Preakness, but then came in at a spot of 4th in the Belmont Stakes.
In the Preakness we are looking at American Pharoah as the early heavy favorite, of course, after their fine showing at the Derby. Granted, let’s keep in mind, as well, the Kentucky Derby was the 5th straight victory for the 3 year old, American Pharoah, which shows great strides. And the way they ran under the pressure to perform was magnificent. Trainer Bob Baffert, has had a proven way to get his horses ready to run. And with his history at the Preakness, he has won in handfuls over the years, it’s hard to bet against him here.
Currently, even with the unsure lineup, we are looking at several potential horses that have shown they have the gallop to win the big races this year. Including Firing Line, Dortmund whose sire is Big Brown and won the Derby in 2008 and Carpe Diem all of whom have claimed prize money throughout. My favorite to win is American Pharoah and I will tell you why. American Pharoah has all the tools to hold it down and fire their way through this lineup. Dortmund will be a tough 2nd and will show some promise as a watcher with a very favorable odds. But, vs the field, American Pharoah looks to be the real deal, and is peaking at seemingly the right moment. Beating Pharoah will not be an easy accomplishment. He’s quick, and very versatile, he is a horse who certainly looks the part of a champion when racing.
And as the long shot bet, Materiality is the way to go. They have been slow off their starts, but have shown they have the heart to battle back, even after getting buried back in the pack, they still found a way finish 6th. the horse is big and strong, Materiality is going to be an interesting watch.
This just keeps setting us up to see if we will get another Triple Crown winner since Affirmed did it in 1978.
Written by Tony Karpinski of 10StarPicks.com