05/19/2011 5:11PM

Friday & Saturday Pimlico Lineups


Here are the lineups for Friday's Black-Eyed Susan card and Saturday's Preakness card at Pimlico, 26 races that include 13 stakes, 7 of them graded:

 Pimlico no longer offers a Pick-6 but there are new 50-cent pick-5 bets both days, each ending with the main event. There are also two picks-4's each day (races 5-8 and 10-13 Friday, 5-8 and 9-12 Saturday.) The Preakness Day pick-4's are guaranteed, at $250k and $1 million -- somewhat timid guarantees given that those bets handled $384k and $1.9 million respectively last year.

There are dime superfectas on all 26 races including the Preakness; a Black-Eyed Susan/Preakness double; Super High Five wagers on the 12th and 13th races both days; and a Female Jockey Challenge bet (click here for details)  involving six women riders competing in Friday's 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th races.

I'll be blogging and betting both cards and posting pick-5 analyses and tickets here. As for the Preakness, I had to make my official 1-2-3-4 picks by 7 p.m. Wednesday and went with Dialed In, Animal Kingdom, Sway Away, King Congie in that order.

Finally, here's the annual chart of how Derby winners have done in the Preakness over the last 30 years. During that span, of the 27 Derby winners who ran in the Preakness (Gato del Sol, Spend a Buck and Grindstone did not), 10 of them won. A $2 win bet on each would have cost $54 and returned a total of $70.40, a 30.3 percent profit: