Occasionally horse-race handicapping hindsight is 20-200, the game can be that tough.
Such is the case with trying to learn something from the second, third and fourth-place runners at the Preakness, and the fancy exotic payoffs.
Sometimes the general public is not as dizzy as it looks: short-priced horses tend to run well in the second Triple Crown race. After the typical Derby, when the frequent freaky bad luck is the denominator that spells trouble -- from outpost posts to mud ...
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THE TRIPLE CROWN
• 'Lucky' ends Triple Crown bid in Preakness
• Desormeaux defends Derby stretch ride
• Eskendereya retired; Jess Jackson buys in
• Eskendereya cruises in the Wood Memorial
• Drosselmeyer's feet seem OK after work
• Belmont: First Dude could be one to catch