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    IanDavies
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    I have a fondness for some USA racing, including the Triple Crown, and it’s the Preakness tonight.

    The Kentucky Derby winner is absent, but Secret Oath, the Kentucky Oaks winner, runs and receives 5lb from her eight rivals.

    That task might just be beyond Epicenter, the Kentucky Derby runner up.

    The race is at a minute past midnight at Pimlico (not the central London one).

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    Turkoman
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    I also like Secret Oath here. There’s plenty of pace here and it could very well suit the racing style of this daughter of Arrogate…

    Here’s a link to a PDF file containing past performances of the runners:

    https://production-picks-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/05/Preakness-Stakes-2022-PPs.pdf

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    IanDavies
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    They didn’t go that quick and that played in favour of Early Voting IMO.

    Secret Oath and Epicenter both lay too far out of their ground, and though the filly ultimately wasn’t good enough anyway Epicenter might have been an unlucky loser.

    Second in two Classics now – third time lucky in the Belmont?

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    #1598791
    Turkoman
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    I agree with your assessment Ian, however the winner was pointed for this race all along following his excellent run in the Wood Memorial. This lightly-raced Gun Runner colt is very speedy so not sure he has the necessary stamina to handle the 12F Belmont Stakes. He’s probably going to be prepared for the 10F Travers and then the BC Classic. He looks promising. I also think that Epicenter will miss the Belmont as well, no point pushing his limits now…

    #1598792
    IanDavies
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    Interesting stuff – it was a good contest.

    I do enjoy these big USA races.

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