Let's not overthink Saturday's Preakness Stakes: It's
Big Brown is the 1-2 favorite on the morning line and will likely go off even shorter than that, meaning a $2 win bet would return $3 and some loose change. Whoopee. Despite that low return, there is money to be made in the Preakness by uncovering the big priced horse that will finish behind Big Brown in exactas and trifectas.
Five years ago, for example, Derby winner
So what horse will be this year's Midway Road and blow up the payouts? The most likely candidate is the lightly raced but talented
Another intriguing play is
So could the late-running
The final play will be Big Brown on top of Kentucky Bear, Giant Moon, Hey Byrn and Racecar Rhapsody on exactas and trifectas with Gayego thrown in on some tickets just as a saver.
Pick like a champion on Saturday and good luck to all.