Cloud Computing, surprise Preakness champion, is uncertain for Belmont Stakes

With Preakness champion Cloud Computing uncertain to start in the Belmont Stakes, the thoroughbred racing world faces the strong possibility of a second straight year with three different winners of the three Triple Crown races. Trainer Chad Brown said Cloud Computing came out of his upset victory in good order.

But even in the immediate afterglow… [Read more…]

Nilsen’s 2017 Preakness Full-card Analysis w/Wagering Strategies

Rich Nilsen handicapperFull-card Selections & Two Spots (Best Bets w/wagers) for Saturday’s Preakness card (May 20, 2017)

Selections for every race, all 14 included.

Several longshots selected including a bomber in race 8, the James Murphy Stakes

Recommended Win wager and exotic wagering plays for the Preakness.

Expert Pace Analysis for all 14 races.

BONUS: Two Spot Play Selections

Get Rich Nilsen’s analysis of the 2017 FULL-CARD Preakness Stakes including two spot plays on the Preakness Day undercard.    This has always been one of his favorite days of the year to play.

Nilsen, a 6-time major tournament winner and 13-time NHC Qualifier, used to work in Maryland under the tutelage of Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury.  He knows this circuit well.

Preakness Day coverage includes:

Top selection, Contenders, Pace Analysis and recommended wagers.

Two Spot Play (Best Bet) selections for the undercard.

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Jockey Jorge Carreno set for biggest race of career in Preakness 142

Mo Money’s octogenarian owner is not the only latecomer to the spotlight that surrounds the 142nd Preakness Stakes. While 81-year-old owner Tom McKenna has several decades on the horse’s 34-year-old jockey, Saturday’s race will certainly be the biggest of Jorge Carreno’s career.

“I try not to put too much (pressure),” Carreno said Tuesday. “I know it’s… [Read more…]

5 Preakness Storylines as Always Dreaming goes for another Triple Crown jewel

BALTIMORE — Neither mud nor inexperience nor the ambitions of 19 other gifted and unpredictable thoroughbreds could keep yet another favorite from winning the 143rd Kentucky Derby. Always Dreaming did not quite fit our usual image of a Derby leading man. He had never even run a stakes race before April 1 and his trainer, Todd… [Read more…]

Always Dreaming takes to Pimlico for light training

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming took to the Pimlico racetrack for a light jog Wednesday morning to begin preparing for the 142nd Preakness Stakes on May 20. The colt jogged around the track under an exercise rider and in the company of a pony in his first training session that was overseen by assistant trainer Ginny… [Read more…]

KY Derby Champ Always Dreaming arrives Today for May 20 Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming will arrive at Pimlico Race Course on Tuesday morning to get an early start on preparations for the May 20 Preakness. It’s a strategic move for trainer Todd Pletcher, who endured several tense moments as he tried to settle Always Dreaming in the runup to the Derby. The colt struggled to… [Read more…]

Nilsen’s Preakness Selections Score

AGOS Founder Rich Nilsen hit the Preakness Stakes with winner Exaggerator, who scored by 3 1/2 lengths over the wet going and paid $7.20 to win.  He missed the trifecta on the bob at the wire.

Nilsen’s spot play on the undercard was also an easy winner in race 5.   His other spot play was scratched but the second choice, Takeover Target, also won.

Here was the Preakness analysis on the winner:

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 #5 EXAGGERATOR (3/1) – How many times do you have to lose to another horse to prove that you simply aren’t as good as that rival?  Sometimes things aren’t as simple as that, however, especially in horse racing.  Nyquist is better than Exaggerator, there is no denying that, but a wet track could be the factor that turns the tables.

I loved Exaggerator in the G1 Santa Anita Derby and the wet track was a big part of the reason.  The Keith Desormeaux charge did not disappoint, unleashing an incredible move on the far turn to draw off to decisive victory.  It was arguably the most impressive win of any Derby prep this season.

The son of Curlin appears that he will be getting nearly the identical set up that he got in the Santa Anita Derby in Saturday’s Preakness – a hot pace and a sloppy track.  Will the result be the same?

Jockey Kent Desormeaux got his start in Maryland, dominating the Pimlico track in the 90s.  He would love nothing more than to win for his brother and take down the second jewel of the Triple Crown, a race he has won twice before (Big Brown, Real Quiet).

Preakness Stakes Analysis & Spot Plays

with Wagering Strategies for Saturday’s Preakness (May 2016)

Horse-by-horse analysis – expert commentary on every runner in the big race

Recommended Win wager and Trifecta wagering plays

Includes Wagers for both a wet track and a dry track.

BONUS: Two Spot Play Selections for Pimlico, Saturday May 21, 2016

Get Rich Nilsen’s analysis of the 2016 Preakness Stakes including two spot plays on the Preakness Day undercard.   Last year, Nilsen scored with two of his three Preakness Day spot plays.  This has always been one of his favorite days of the year to play.   Nilsen used to work at Pimlico under the tutelage of Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury.

Preakness Day coverage includes:

Top selection, Contenders, Pace Analysis and recommended wagers

Two Spot Play (Best Bet) selections for the undercard – races 5 and 12.
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Preakness 2016

Ability to Recover gives Exaggerator hope versus Nyquist

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BALTIMORE — Nyquist has won each of his eight career races and is favored to remain unbeaten at Saturday’s Preakness. But the Kentucky Derby champion’s September victory in the FrontRunner at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., is reason enough for Exaggerator trainer Keith Desormeaux to be optimistic.

Nyquist covered the FrontRunner’s 11/16 miles in 1… [Read more…]

How good is Nyquist and who can beat him?

Triple Crown Nyquist ran a perfect Kentucky Derby to validate his perfect career. He came out of the race in perfect health and made his way to Baltimore in perfect order. Sensing a theme here? As the Doug O’Neill-trained colt prepares for the 141st Preakness on Saturday, he does so as the rare horse with a genuinely flawless… [Read more…]