Saturday Racing Picks: Preakness

TVG racing expert Emily Shields is back this week with picks for Saturday's races at Woodbine
Emily Shields
Fri, October 2, 8:51 PM

The stellar card at Pimlico for the 145th running of the Preakness Stakes includes 12 straight stakes races, topped by the $1 million Preakness Stakes itself. Six of the races are graded stakes for Thoroughbreds, with the $100,000 UAE President Cup (G1) for Arabians going as Race 12. Watch and wager on the 2020 Preakness with TVG.

Race 2 - $150,000 Gallorette Stakes (G3) - Click here to bet with TVG

#1 Juliet Foxtrot (7-5) is the top choice after running against much tougher her last few starts. She gets class relief here and should fire in a big way for Brad Cox and Florent Geroux. #8 Varenka (5-1) would be a nice price; the Graham Motion runner puts blinkers on and was a Grade 2 heroine last year.

Race 5 - $150,000 Miss Preakness Stakes (G3) - Click here to bet with TVG

#3 Fly On Angel (8-1) is coming in off two straight wins including the Grade 3 Charles Town Oaks. She has been top two in six of nine and will be a price. #5 Mundaye Call (7-5) was even money last out at Churchill Downs when she finished fourth after three big wins.

Race 6 - $250,000 Dinner Party Stakes (G2) - Click here to bet with TVG

#7 Factor This (even) isn’t much of a price but should win this race; the Brad Cox-traniee has won four of his last five, all major stakes races, and just missed last out.

Race 7 - $200,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) - Click here to bet with TVG

#1 Admiral Lynch (7-2) is coming off a huge win sprinting at Saratoga and was third beaten a neck over this trip last year with a rough start. Longshot Play: #6 Midtowncharlybrown (15-1) was a stakes winner at Parx last out, and has won 11 of 24 lifetime; he can light up the exotics at a nice price.

Race 10 - $250,000 Black Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) - Click here to bet with TVG

Best Bet of the Day: #5 Bonny South (7-5) is a nice sort of filly, a Grade 2 winner with wins in half of her six starts. She ran into Swiss Skydiver last out, but the cut back in distance should help her. #11 Perfect Alibi (10-1) is drawn outside and puts blinkers on for this; the Mark Casse-trainee was a star juvenile but has been in tough since her return, tackling the best of her division and gets some relief here.

Race 11 - $1 million Preakness Stakes (G1) - Click here to bet with TVG

#9 Authentic (9-5) is the Kentucky Derby winner and towers over this field. He has won five of six starts, has earned $2.8 million, and figures to control this race on the front end and run the field off their feet. His biggest challenge could come from his stablemate #5 Thousand Words (6-1), who puts blinkers on after acting up in the Kentucky Derby paddock, and was one of the top rated juveniles in the country. #3 Art Collector (5-2) has crossed the finish line first in his last five starts, all by open lengths, but missed the Derby due to a minor injury and needs to prove he is back to his best. Longshot Play: #10 Pneumatic (20-1) is three for five lifetime, and is coming off a nice stakes win after knocking heads with Tiz the Law two back.

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