2019 Preakness Stakes Exacta, Trifecta & Superfecta Picks
$3 Exacta Box (cost $18)It’s impossible to have any type of Preakness exotic and leave out Bob Baffert. He has won seven of these and goes for a record-breaking number 8 on Saturday. So, the first horse in the box will be Improbable. He gets the services and Mike Smith and although he will be a short price, he is a must play just given his pedigree, his connections and the absence of a dominant horse in the race. Alwaysmining is a serious win candidate. He brings a six-race win streak with him into the run for the Black Eyed Susans and is arguably coming into the race with the most dominant performance of any horse, his 11 ½ length triumph in the Federico Tesio at Laurel. He showed another dimension in that race and was able to rate off the early speed before exploding down the stretch. The water does get deeper here, as it’s his first try in graded stakes company, but this field isn’t extraordinary by any means and he should contend for the victory. The third horse to use is Anothatwistafate. A few reasons for his inclusion: he comes into the race somewhat fresh off a second place finish in the Lexington Stakes. He gets the services of jockey Jose Ortiz. The only reason this horse didn’t make the Derby field was he fell victim to a once-in-100-races move by Owendale in the Lexington. Otherwise, the horse wins and qualifies for the Derby. So let’s play an Improbable/Alwaysmining/Anothatwistafate exacta box.
For the $2 4 horse trifecta box (costs $48.00)Improbable/Alwaysmining/Anothertwistafate/Owendale Owendale is known as a potent late closer and could certainly be in the discussion late.
Trifecta part wheel $2 (cost $96)
- 1-Improbable, Alwaysmining
- 2-Improbable, Alwaysmining, Anothatwistafate, Bourbon War
50 cent superfecta part wheel (cost $180) 10 superfecta wheel costs $36
- 1—Improbable, Alwaysmining
- 2—Improbable, Alwaysmining, Anothatwistafate, Bourbon War, War of Will
- 3—Improbable, Alwaysmining, Anothatwistafate, Bourbon War, War of Will, Owendale, Win Win Win