Welcome to the most tubular (to the max) preview of the 2013
Preakness! We will take a radical and
gnarly look at this year’s field! Like
totally, let’s go!
Looking at some of the past Preakness races, some of my
totally favorite runnings were in the 80’s! Some of my favorite runners (which did NOT totally gag me with a spoon) were Alysheba
, Risen Star
, and Sunday Silence
! After taking the Kentucky Derby in 1987, Alysheba went on to win the Preakness beating rival Bet Twice by half of a length. The next year Risen Star made an impressive run for Louie Roussel by winning the mile and 3/16 race by 1 1/4 lengths! Below, you can watch Sunday Silence nose out arch rival Easy Goer for the victory in one of the most exciting Preakness' ever!!
Like, the most righteous horse in the Preakness field has to
! The Kentucky Derby winner was
totally awesome in the ten furlong jaunt on Churchill’s sloppy track. I’m so totally sure that Orb will make the
other horses ask, “what have I done to deserve this
?” His recent works
have been totally awesome
and though he drew the rail
for this race, I don’t think it will hinder his
bodacious running style. At even money,
Orb has earned those odds and I think the stud muffin takes the second leg of
the triple crown here!
The one horse who I think could upset Orb’s chances at a
triple crown bid is Departing. His run in the Illinois Derby was most ill, and
he ran a gnarly-to-the-max third in the Louisiana Derby behind Revolutionary and Mylute. He
will likely lay off the pace and may give Orb a late run for the money. Al
Stall might have made a smooth move by aiming for the Preakness and time will
tell if his decision was the right one. Hold on tight, this one might be a little dangerous.
WHILE YOU SEE YOUR CHANCE, TAKE IT
In the last quarter century, there have only been like three
non-derby starters to win the Preakness; Red Bullet in 2000, Bernardini in
2006, and the queen Rachel Alexandra in 2009. This year’s bitchin’ group
includes the aforementioned Departing, 30-1 shot Titletown Five, and Sunland
Derby winner Govenor Charlie. For these three, the waiting was the hardest
part, and now they will get their chance to win one of the jewels of the triple
crown! That is so totally bad!
I CAN’T DRIVE 55
Like, it totally appears that a couple of horses will be so totally stoked
to jump out to the lead in the Preakness! In the expected pace scenario, I
could see Titletown Five and Goldencents battling for the early lead with Oxbow
up close as well. If the fractions are fast, then the race could set up well
for a late closer again, just like it did for Orb in the Kentucky Derby. I would also expect Mylute and Will Take Charge to make a late run at Orb as well. The question is: do they have the class and stamina to contend with the derby winner? They will need to be "on like Donkey Kong" to make that happen, brah.
ONE MORE TRY
OK so like the other Derby runners that will take another shot at Orb
include Goldencents, Mylute and Rosie Napravnik (girl you know it’s true),
Oxbow, Will Take Charge, and Itsmyluckyday. I think since Orb already beat all
of these runners in the Derby I think he has a good chance at beating them
again. Sure, a lot of them didn’t have much of a history running in the slop, and
perhaps they didn’t take to the mud, but I will still contend that Orb will get
the job done. For the spots underneath in the exotic wagers, I would like totally consider Mylute and Will Take Charge.
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
The Preakness is only a few days away! It’s time to ask “where’s
the beef,” take a chill pill, and stop spazzing out! If you have pac-man fever, then just sit back with your
Rubik’s Cube, put on your Swatch watch and parachute pants, and watch Orb take the second jewel of the triple crown!
So totally check out my exclusive coverage of the Preakness live from Pimlico this weekend here at Horse Racing Nation and on Twitter at @HRNDarkHorse!