Month: May 2018

Preakness: My Prediction

For the last two weeks the doubters have been apoplectic about Justify’s foot. He’s lame. He’s bruised. He’s hurting.¬† Trainer Bob Baffert has put all these rumors to rest, and Justify looks like a monster under a tight leash in his warmups. Add to that a sloppy track, which Justify seems to relish, a relatively […]

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Preakness Positions Drawn; Justify on Outside

Post positions were drawn for the 143rd Preakness Wednesday, and the field is as follows: Quip (12-1) Lone Sailor (50-1) Sporting Chance (30-1) Diamond King (30-1) Good Magic (3-1) Tenfold (20-1) Justify (1-2) Bravazo¬†(20-1) Even though Justify has an outside position, look for him to take the lead early and keep it. He likes the […]

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No, Justify Isn’t Lame

A video of Justify the morning after the Derby showed him favoring his left hind foot, which started the Interwebs chattering that Justify was lame. Technically,¬† “lame” means any condition in which a horse is not walking normally, but there are so many connotations for the term. But it automatically brings up the possibility of […]

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Derby 144: It’s all Justify

Well, the Derby panned out the way I predicted, and I picked the winner (and so did thousands of others): Justify was in contention for the whole race, pulled away at the far turn, and won by two lengths over Good Magic. I had predicted a fast pace, with Instilled Regard going out front, and […]

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