Preakness Day: Analysis of Preakness 138 and Selections for all 13 races

May 18, 2013 | Gary Quill

Recapping Pimlico’s Black-Eyed Susan Day selections from Friday’s 13-race card posted 10 winners (5 Top Selections in BOLD type) having $2 WIN pay-offs of $5.20 (1st race), $6.40 (3rd), $6.20 (4th), $3.20 (6th), $3.80 (8th), $4.20 (9th), $6.60 (10th), $9.20 (11th), $3.20 (12th) and $12.00 (13th).

The BEST BET (25 10-4-2) Strike the Moon (R6 #6 2-1 PT; 5-2 M/L) rider was unprepared at the start, losing the irons, was able to get him back on shortly after the break, but in a 6 furlong $100,000 stakes contest, there is no room for error. Realizing the race was lost after a few steps out of the gate, the jock just rode him out with much of an effort,

The LONGSHOT PICK (25 5-1-2) Closing Move (R2 #12 37-1 PT; 15-1 M/L) ran exactly as those inflated betting odds suggested… Failed to menace. Enough said as she finished 11th.

Selections for Pimlico’s Preakness Day card are below. Selections for all races posted were handicapped based on making multi-race wagers such as DOUBLE’s, Pick-3’s and Pick-4’s.

1st race post is 10:45am EDT. Track Condition… Dirt:: FAST Turf: FIRM

1st race – $25,000 Optional Claiming N2X – 1 1/16 miles
#5 – Benny or Local (7-2)
#3 – Jarrod’s Commando (10-1)
#1 – Aussi Austin (3-1)

2nd race – $7,500 Starter Handicap for MD Breds – 1 1/16 miles
#9 – Hello Lover (7-5)
#5 – Who Dat Boy (7-2)
#7 – No Brakes (5-1)

3rd race – $52,000 Allowance N1X – 5 furlongs on TURF
#13 – Lil Mr. B (8-1)
#7 – Relentless Moves (4-1)
#12 – Hesagoldmine (15-1)

4th race – $100,000 Rollicking Stakes for 2 y.o. – 5 furlongs
#6 – Sweet Emma Rose (7-5)
#8 – Knit One Purr Two (15-1)
#4 – No Nay Never (5-2)

5th race – $52,000 Allowance $52,000 N1X – 1 1/16 miles on TURF
#14 – Marataya’s Tune (9-2) *** BEST BET ***
#9 – Nokaze (4-1)
#5 – Moral High Ground (8-1)

6th race – $100,000 Chick Lang Stakes – 6 furlongs
#9 – Undrafted (3-1)
#8 – Clawback (6-1)
#7 – City of Weston (6-1)

7th race – $100,000 James W. Murphy Stakes – 1 mile on TURF
#9 – China Holiday (8-1)
#6 – Shining Cooper (8-1)
#1 – Notacatbutalloma (15-1)

8th race – $100,000 G3  Allaire DuPont Distaff for F&M 3 y.o – 1 1/16 miles
#3 – Moon Philly (7-2)
#5 – Sea Island (6-1)
#6 – Summer Applause (9-5)

9th race – $150,000 G3 Gallorette Handicap – 1 1/16 miles on TURF
#6 – Embarr (8-1) $$$ LONGSHOT $$$
#1 – Hard Not To Like (10-1)
#4 – Samitar (5-2)

10th race – $100,000 G3 Maryland Sprint Handicap – 6 furlongs
#4 – Hardened Wildcat (4-1)
#7 – Candyman E (6-1)
#10 – Sage Valley (5-2)

11th race – $300,000 G2 Dixie Handicap – 1 1/8 miles on TURF
#9 – Swift Warrior (4-1)
#1 – Willcox Inn (6-1)
#5 – Doubles Partner (6-1)

12th race – $1,000,000 G1 Preakness Stakes – 1 3/16 mile (see picks on Page 1)

13th race – $52,000 Allowance N1X for 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 miles
#8 – Code West (4-5)
#1 – Bluegrass Springs (10-1)
#2 – Respectful Ed (15-1)

Good Luck!

 

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  1. Ruben Says:

    Thanks for the tips. Good luck today.

  2. Ole' Handicapper Says:

    Good luck today….we seem to like the same horses….

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