The Middle Jewel
It’s Preakness Day and the wmrw.com editors will gather again to watch, wager and win on the second leg of the Triple Crown.
One of us actually worked at the Maryland Jockey Club years back and was involved in two runnings of that historic race. Being a past employee of the MJC has its privileges, in this case access to the barns and stable areas.
While at the track yesterday for the races, we went to the backside to see the runners. Stall 40 at Pimlico’s Stakes Barn is traditionally the spot for the Derby winner. Greta Van Susteren one week, Mine That Bird the next. A fast crowd indeed.
Unlike the Derby, we don’t have any hunch plays for today. But that didn’t stop us yesterday.
In yesterday’s 4th race for fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, one runner jumped off the program and we had to play her, BEA LUCKY PLEASE.
She went off at 4-1 and made a game effort down the Pimlico stretch but came up short losing by two lengths.
We were smart to back up the win bet with one to place and we cashed. A small return but still satisfying. Preakness coverage beings at 5:00pm on NBC. Let’s hope for safe trips.
Good luck players.