Depending on turf condition, going with Alexis Tangier in this Friday stake at SA.
It was..wasn't it?! Luis Contreras rode him perfectly. Black Hornet helped me salvage my lackluster Preakness debacle (a la Dortmund). He is definitely a beautiful looking horse.
Betting on Black Hornet (only speed and 2nd start off layoff) and Pender Harbour (solid 7F record and solid record off layoff)
going with Ben's Duchess
betting on Watsdachances and newcomer Mango Diva
I do like Cat Burglar a lot in this one. I think Pletcher has high hopes on Commissioner being his older handicap this year and has him ready for another solid effort. His space between races show that. As for Top Billing, he needs to show better overall speed to consider a win threat at this caliber of a race and 2nd start off a layoff before I put money on him.
If Dortmund stays around 3-1...I'm all in. I think Mr. Z, American Pharaoh and Firing Line will be making an early run for the lead due to post positions (Firing Line and American Pharaoh) and just because there best run has been up in the early flight (Mr. Z). I think Dortmund might try a different tactic and run right behind the leaders and make a gradual move at the 1/4 pole. For 3-1, I think he's worth the shot. Just don't see any other besides the top 3 KY Derby finishers to make an impact, unless Divining Rod is peaking at the right time but he needs to improve tremendously to win. Not sure if he's there yet.
My money will be on Include Betty and Danessa Deluxe.
If Dortmund hovers around 5/2 or higher...I will be putting some money on him.
I think I'm going with Dortmund in the Preakness depending on track condition.
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