Today we get the second leg of the triple crown -- The Preakness at Pimlico.
With Rich Strike opting out, Epicenter deservedly gets the morning line favorite tag, but I do think he'll get a challenge from a few in here. The filly Secret Oath could challenge, Early Voting is getting a lot of backing and support and Creative Minister and Simplification wouldn't surprise too much, in my eyes, if they get the Black Eyed Susan garland.
There is a nice Pick 4 that starts up there in Race 10 that ends with the Preakness and that's what I've handicapped for you today.
Good luck and I'll try to jump in if there are scratches or changes in my picks,
RACE 10 JAMES W MURPHY STAKES -- 1 MILE (TURF)
10 -- JOE
5 -- READY TO PURRFORM
7 -- RIOT HOUSE (scratched)
8 -- SHAKE EM LOOSE
2 -- LOCAL MOTIVE
RACE 11 SIR BARTON STAKES -- 1-1/16TH MILE (DIRT)
1 --ETHEREAL ROAD
5 -- B DAWG
8 -- UNIKEE
6 -- MR JEFFERSON
RACE 12 -- JIM MCKAY TURF SPRINT -- FIVE FURLONGS (TURF)
2 -- CAROTARI
7 -- GRATEFUL BRED
9 -- HOLLIS
3 -- SEVEN SECRETS
RACE 13 -- THE PREAKNESS -- 1-3/16TH MILES
8 -- EPICENTER
4 -- SECRET OATH
5 -- EARLY VOTING
6 -- CREATIVE MINISTER
As I always say, bet 'em however you like. I fooled around with a few bets yesterday and favorites were getting routinely slaughtered in the final four on the card.