Muck and mire with deep mud was the atmosphere in this Preakness Stakes. Most of Maryland was soaked as the horses made their way to the post. A tense atmosphere as the horses were asked to perform in an environment that is most definitely outside the Box. Good Morning HRWager friends and family. Today we examine the 2016 edition of the Preakness Stakes. Let us review how we could have struck for some deep profit in the second leg of the Triple Crown.
MVP : Uncle Lino
The pace and the competitive nature of Nyquist caused his defeat at the Preakness. Nyquist bolted from the gate and was immediately challenged by Uncle Lino. The two put a furious pace on the first 1/4 of a mile. So much so that if continued, neither horse would have much left in the tank. Whether it was just the fight in Nyquist or maybe the muck as well but the horse would not take any cues from the jockey. He refused to back down. Uncle Lino was up to the task of tiring him out as the race progressed into the second stage.
Exaggerator was too far off the lead in the Derby to come back and win it. The team that manages this horse learned from last time. They kept him within five lengths as the horse got to the second half. Owning the rail, he passed the leaders with ease and progressed to storm down the stretch. In an effort to catch up, Nyquist took an extreme angle to try and catch up. No jockey would do this. Another sign that the horse was running his own race. This cost him second place as Cherry Wine nipped for place in this race.
Visually eerie was this race. Best horse won in this unique circumstance. No triple crown this year as Exaggerator took the Preakness. With Nyquist in third, the Exactas paid through the roof in this one. Most of the public ate the chalk. We hope that you had the winning tickets in this one. Come to the window and receive your payouts on Exaggerator for winning this race. Good fortune and we will see you on Monday here at HRWager.