Races of the Week
Last week, I neglected to make any selections. El Gato Malo won the Lone Star Derby and Casino Drive won the Peter Pan Stakes. Two weeks ago, Pyro finished eighth in the Kentucky Derby. Pforperfectpistol finished fifth in the Babst/Palacios Memorial Stakes. So far this year, a flat $2 win bet on my selections has yielded a net profit of $28.60 on total wagers of $66.
Today, the Daily Racing Form's races of the week are the Preakness Stakes and the Dixie Stakes, both at Pimlico.
Big Brown looks like a prohibitive favorite in the Preakness. He's undefeated, he has tactical spped, and his Beyer figures are by far the most competitive in the field. However, he'll probably go off at too short a price to be worth a bet. The Form provides free past performances.
I'll bet Stay Close to win the Dixie. Stay Close is 2 for 3 on the turf at Pimlico. Last August, he finished 4 1/2 lengths behind Shakis, who is today's morning-line favorite. However, since then, Stay Close has won 3 of his last 4 races. The Form provides free past performances.