The Haiku Handicapper: 2010 Preakness Stakes

Baltimore’s crown jewel
Maryland, my Maryland
Is “Saver” super?

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#1 – Aikenite
A Derby shut-out
Does best work in mid-tier stakes
Wait for Penn. Derby

#2 – Schoolyard Dreams
Has one on the champ
Tends to run into buzzsaws
Something to prove here

#3 – Pleasant Prince
Sunshine-bred and based
Scrambled for earnings but failed
Not too keen on him

#4 – Northern Giant
Ran well in weak preps
Crumpled against top rivals
There are better spots

#5 – Yawanna Twist
Lightly-raced prospect
Better fit in Peter Pan
Has yet to blossom

#6 – Jackson Bend
Mid-pack in Derby
Training well into this race
Could provide value

#7 – Lookin At Lucky
Nightmare trip last out
Parts ways with Garrett Gomez
Not lookin’ for much

#8 – Super Saver
The Derby winner
Could take to the front early
Will be in the mix

#9 – Caracortado
Hard-trying Cal horse
Played catch-up in last two starts
The field’s wild card

#10 – Paddy O’Prado
Off two big efforts
Romans has him dialed in
Primed for breakout race

#11 – First Dude
Dale Romans’ Plan B
Troubled trips look deceptive
Exotic buster?

#12 – Dublin
Gomez takes the mount
Could provide a needed spark
Just seems to lack “it”

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Who gets his Preak on?
Paddy spoils Triple Crown
Eight and eleven

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1 Comment

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One response to “The Haiku Handicapper: 2010 Preakness Stakes

  1. old time race fan

    God luck Joe…. early odds do not show a lot of value on Lucky nor Super Saver.
    8-1 on Paddy and 17-1 on Schoolyard Dreams look like overlays to me. Nevertheless it sure is a a wide open affair.

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