Preakness: Bodemeister 8-5 M/L Favorite, I’ll Have Another 5-2 Second Choice

May 16, 2012 | Gary Quill

Preakness: Bodemeister 8-5 M/L Favorite, I’ll Have Another 5-2 Second Choice

Bodemeister whose game front running effort in the Kentucky Derby to hold on to second after setting blistering fractions for the first mile, drew Post Position #7 and was made the 8-5 Morning Line favorite for the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes. Derby winner I’ll Have Another will break from the #9 hole has been listed as the 5-2 Morning Line second choice.

Early evening on Wednesday the Post Positions were drawn for Saturday’s 137th running of the Preakness Stakes. A field of 11 will break from the starting gate on Saturday at approximately 6:18pm for this 1 3/16 mile middle jewel of the Triple Crown. Below is how they’ll line-up in the starting gate, along with track oddsmaker Frank Carulli’s Morning Line and what I (G.Q.) predict will be the Post Time odds…

PP

HORSE

SILKS

JOCKEY

TRAINER

M/L

G.Q.

1.

Tiger Walk

Sagamore Farm silks

Kent Desormeaux

Ignacio Correas

30-1

20-1

2.

Teeth Of The Dog

Teeth Of The Dog silks

Joe Bravo

Michael Matz

15-1

18-1

3.

Pretension

Kidwell Petite silks

Javier Santiago

Chris Grove

30-1

38-1

4.

Zetterholm

Winter Park silks

Junior Alvarado

Rick Dutrow, Jr.

20-1

41-1

5.

Went The Day Well

Team Valor silks

John Velazquez

Graham Motion

6-1

5-1

6.

Creative Cause

Creative Cause Steinmann-Heainz silks

Joel Rosario

Mike Harrington

6-1

7-1

7.

Bodemeister

Zayat silks

Mike Smith

Bob Baffert

8-5

9-5

8.

Daddy Nose Best

Zollars silks

Julien Leparoux

Steve Asmussen

12-1 16-1

9.

I’ll Have Another

Reddam silks

Mario Gutierrez

Doug O’Neill

5-2

2-1

10.

Optimizer

Bluegrass Hall silks

Corey Nakatani

D. Wayne Lukas

30-1

27-1

11.

Cozzetti

Cozzetti silks

Jose Lezcano

Dale Romans

30-1

34-1

The other night my wife gets Chinese Carryout for dinner. Her and my daughter eat before I arrive home. So I’m the last to eat, then afterwards crack open the fortune cookie that neither of them selected, pull out the the below fortune…

Fortune Cookie

… what are the odds?! But not sure I can follow through with that “but not to excess” part. Well, maybe AFTER Saturday?!

Recapping selections from Day 26 (Sunday, May 13th) had 7 winners (4 Top Selections that paid to WIN… $4.40, $10.40, $13.40 and $17.40) with the $2 Exactas in the 1st ($12.60) 3rd ($38.40), 4th ($7.40), 7th ($13.60) and 9th ($21.00) races; $1 Trifecta in 3rd ($56.90) race; $1 Pick-3 in races 3-5 ($76.30) and 4-6 ($120.30).

The BEST BET (26 10-8-3) was challenged for the early lead as the even money post time favorite, shook off that rival heading into the stretch but could not hold off the late charge on one foe, and settled for the runner-up spot returning $2.40 to PLACE and $2.20 to SHOW. The LONGSHOT PICK (26 2-2-8) lagged far behind in the early going, and put in a mild rally in the stretch, finishing a distant 4th @ 9-1.

Selections for Day 27 at Pimlico Thursday, May 17th card are posted below.

1st race – $12,500 Maiden Claiming for F&M for 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 mile
#5 – Special Salute (5-2)
#4 – Rattle Awhile (15-1)
#3 – Spring Date (5-1)

2nd race – $5,000 Claiming for F&M for 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 mile
#2 – Whatsnottolike (5-2)
#8 – Sober Living (1-1)
#5 – My Name Is Ralphie (8-1)

3rd race – $30,000 Claiming for 3 y.o. OR 4 y.o. & up NW3L – 1 1/16 on Turf
#7 – Mystical Terp (5-1) *** BEST BET ***
#4 – Averil’s Ring (8-1)
#3 – Perfect Loch (6-1)

4th race – $33,000 Maidens for 2 y.o. – 4½ furlongs
#6 – Water Tower (6-1)
#3 – Video Storm (3-5)
#2 – Nice Going (10-1)

5th race – $25,000 Maiden Claiming for 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 on Turf
#11 – Outtamyway Please (5-1)
#3 – Start the Music (3-1)
#5 – King Simba (5-1)

6th race – $7,500 Claiming NW2L for 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 mile
#8 – Drop It Now (2-1)
#1 – Rampaige (9-5)
#5 – Parker’s Love (20-1)

7th race – $30,000 Claiming for fillies 3 y.o. OR 4 y.o. & up NW3L – 5f on Turf
#6 – Syndey Speaks (8-1) $$$ LONGSHOT PICK $$$
#8 – Lady June Bug (5-1)
#11 – Vested In Town (10-1)

8th race –$33,000 Maidens for 2 y.o. fillies – 4½ furlongs
#9 – Ten Plush (7-2)
#2 – Heart Of Rome (5-2)
#6 – Change of Atatude (6-1)

9th race – $25,000 Maiden Claiming for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 on Turf
#7 – Ambarona (2-1)
#5 – Pots and Pans (12-1)
#9 – Citron Lady (10-1)

Good Luck!

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