05/12/2010 7:08PM

Pimlico Timetables


The first run of Preakness Day pp's are up at drf.com, and here are thetimetables for Friday's and Saturday's 13-race Pimlico cards, which include a dozen stakes races in addition to the main event:

*Here's hoping for clear skies: There are five grass races each day. Four of Friday's are five-furlong turf sprints, while all of Saturday's grass races are at a mile or more, including the G2 Dixie and the G3 Gallorette.

*Congrats to the Pimlico racing office for filling six N1x and four N2x allowance races over the two days. The 26 races Friday and Saturday include 13 stakes, 10 allowance races, two starter handicaps and one maiden race.

*There are just two pick-4's each day (as opposed to three on Oaks Day and four on Derby Day at Churchill.) Saturday's are guaranteed, at $250k for the early one on races 5-8 and $1 million for the one ending with the Preakness on races 9-12. There's also a two-day Black-Eyed Susan/Preakness double.

*Difference of opinion between Frank Carulli's official Pimlico morning line and Mike Watchmaker's DRF line: Carulli has Super Saver 5-2, Lookin at Lucky 3-1 and Paddy O'Prado 9-2; Watchmaker has a shorter favorite with Super Saver at 9-5, Lookin at Lucky farther back at 7-2 and Paddy O'Prado a distant third choice at 8-1.