What to Do for an Encore? My Preakness Picks
There is likely no prediction I can make for the Preakness that will generate as much entertainment value as my ill-fated Kentucky Derby picks.
But here goes anyway.
More or less, my system says to just bet against the favorite, and only filly, in the race, Rachel Alexandra.
The horse my computer program likes best in terms of betting value, believe it or not, is longshot Flying Private. I also liked that horse in the Kentucky Derby, and he rewarded my faith by finishing dead last, more than 40 lengths behind the winner. Based on that disastrous run, he will likely go off at huge odds.
There are a handful of horses that my system more or less likes. These are the horses, along with Flying Private, I will build a superfecta ticket around: Musket Man, Papa Clem, General Quarters, PioneeroftheNile, Friesan Fire, and Mine that Bird.
Essentially, though, these are all the major contenders,
minus the favorite. So basically I am just betting against
The most important piece of information, however, given my
past history, is the fact that there is one horse that stands
out as by far the worst in the field: Luv Gov.