May 17th, 2014 − Pimlico Race Course

Preakness Stakes 2014


2014 Official Preakness Chart
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by Tiznow
12-1 15-1 102 ** JP: Certainly on an upswing, and his sire, Tiznow, got much better as he got older. Dangerous.
MW: Prevailed in Ill. Derby over opponent who would hang to me if I was wearing a horse suit.
Owner: John Oxley; Trainer: Mark Casse; Jockey: Miguel Mena
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by Roman Ruler
15-1 15-1 101 11th, 85 JP: Normally a stalker, was shuffled back badly early at CD, ran into roadblock late. Can improve.
MW: I didn't think he stayed 9 furlongs in Fla. Derby with a decent trip. Distance is an issue here.
Owner: Starlight Racing and Skychai Racing; Trainer: Mike Maker; Jockey: Javier Castellano
x height=20 California Chrome
by Lucky Pulpit
3-5 2-5 108 1st, 97 JP: Was much the best in Derby. What helps him most is his versatility. Can stalk if pace is hot.
MW: Did get a perfect trip in the Derby, but projects to get another here even with faster pace.
Owner: Steven Coburn and Perry Martin; Trainer: Art Sherman; Jockey: Victor Espinoza
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by Tapit
20-1 20-1 95 ** JP: Best race when he got loose on lead in Tampa Bay Derby. Hard to envision that scenario here.
MW: Not only that, the form of the Tampa Bay Derby he won has not held up in subsequent races.
Owner: St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds; Trainer: Graham Motion; Jockey: Alan Garcia
x height=20 Bayern
by Offlee Wild
10-1 12-1 98 ** JP: Crossed finish line first in 3 of 4, but worst race was his farthest, 1 1/8 miles. Distance limits?
MW: Was gutsy in Derby Trial, but I expected better against much weaker than he meets in this.
Owner: Kaleem Shah; Trainer: Bob Baffert; Jockey: Rosie Napravnik
x height=20 Ria Antonia (F)
by Rockport Harbor
30-1 30-1 85 ** JP: Las Vegas should have 2 props on her: 1) how far she gets beat? 2) who will be next trainer?
MW: The main hope is that overmatching her in this way doesn't sour her on the game forever.
Owner: Christopher Dunn and Looch Racing; Trainer: Tom Amoss; Jockey: Calvin Borel
x height=20 Kid Cruz
by Lemon Drop Kid
20-1 20-1 91 ** JP: With all the pace in this race, has a chance to make an impact late. Certainly a use in exotics.
MW: The horses he closed against winning his last two starts are multiple notches below these.
Owner: Vina Del Mar Thoroughbreds, et al; Trainer: Linda Rice; Jockey: Julian Pimentel
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by Pioneerof the Nile
5-1 10-1 110 ** JP: Ran courageously in Wood, but has been asked to come a long way in a short amount of time.
MW: Showed more in his Wood loss than he did in romps in his first two starts. Has a bright future.
Owner: Rontos Racing Stable; Trainer: Manny Azpurua; Jockey: Luis Contreras
x height=20 Pablo Del Monte
by Giant's Causeway
20-1 20-1 91 ** JP: Probably too high a hurdle for him, but like how he ran vis-à-vis the other speed in Blue Grass.
MW: The three best races he ever ran also happen to be his three Polytrack starts. Dirt a question.
Owner: Mrs. John Magnier, Derrick Smith, and Michael Tabor; Trainer: Wesley Ward; Jockey: Jeffrey Sanchez
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by Curlin
10-1 12-1 98 7th, 87 JP: Was uncharacteristically taken out the back in Derby. Should be much closer to pace this time.
MW: Those who took under for when Borel would get him to the rail won. Ran well after silly ride.
Owner: Daniel Dougherty; Trainer: William Gowan; Jockey: Joel Rosario