Ted's Horse Racing Picks SANTA ANITA & PREAKNESS

Here are my suggested plays for Saturday afternoon at Santa Anita, listed in order of preference. Plus, I've included my look at today's Preakness at Pimlico. First race at Santa Anita goes at 12:00pm on their big 11 race program today. The Preakness is scheduled for 3:48pm PDT. Picks are for entertainment purposes only.PREAKNESS CHOICES AT BOTTOM OF THE PAGE


1st Race

Could be quite a battle to the finish.

# 1 (4/5) What a View

# 3 (8/5) Pee Wee Reese

# 5 (5-1) Grazen Sky

# 4 (15-1) Burnaroundtheedges


2nd Race

# 7 (5/2) Moonlight Praise

# 8 (3-1) Drizzy

# 5 (20-1) Dicky Derby


3rd Race

Top two choice look about equal. Tough call.

# 3 (2-1) The All Button

# 6 (4-1) Night's Watch

# 7 (8-1) Desert General


4th Race

# 8 (7/2) Zanab

# 7 (5-1) Yavrig

# 3 (15-1) Quality Kay

# 6 (3-1) She Rules You


5th Race

# 3 (9/5) Scandal BEST BET

# 9 (12-1) My Audubon

# 4 (5/2) Heavenly Thought


6th Race

# 1 (5/2) Zachian

# 3 (4-1) Hoppitty

# 7 (7/2) Red Carpet Cat


7th Race

Top two look nearly equal. Close one here?

# 7 (6-1) Oscar Dominguez

# 9 (7/2) Klondike Creek

# 2 (10-1) Little Scotty


8th Race

# 1 (8/5) West Coast

# 4 (4-1) My Italian Babbo

# 5 (8-1) Magical Mystery


9th Race

Very close between these three. Edge to top choice.

# 7 (5/2) Lord Simba

# 4 (12-1) Kentuckian 

# 1 (5-1) Moe Candy


10th Race

# 4 (15-1) Cayate LONGSHOT PLAY

# 5 (12-1) Sir Studleigh

# 3 (9/5) Tony Blackjack


11th Race

# 11 (9/5) Atomic Rule

# 7 (8-1) Crown the Kitten

# 2 (12-1) Bronzino


PREAKNESS at Pimlico RACE 13 (3:48pm PDT)

My choice for The Derby CLASSIC EMPIRE lost all chance with a disastrous start when he was roughed up early. So, I would like to see him redeem himself today. That's always possible. ALWAYS DREAMING had a great trip in The Derby and deserves to be the favorite today. That being said, the track is listed as muddy this morning. No more rain is expected by race time. But, will the track dry out or will it be playing slow? That's a tough call. So, we'll go out on a limb and take a shot at a real upset today. An exotic box could pay well with these five choices (in any order). It should be fun to watch, regardless of the outcome. Enjoy! 

# 3 (20-1) Hence

# 5 (3-1) Classic Empire

# 4 (4/5) Always Dreaming

# 1 (30-1) Multiplier

# 10 (15-1) Conquest Mo Money


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