Is Always Dreaming a triple crown contender, you think? Always want to think the latest derby champion has what it takes to win all 3. But this year more than most in the last 5-10 years, I think not. Who do you think stands out for Preakness, if not Always Dreaming?
I think a lot will be made clear for Always Dreaming's chances after the post position draw. I'll post that here after it's announced.
After watching the Derby, AD does have the speed. And with the Preakness being the shortest and fastest track, with a good post pull, who knows. We could be seeing a repeat performance after all. Kind of hope so. If not, it makes the Belmont not nearly as fun to watch.
It'd be really cool to see AD win. Though it would be a stretch to bet for any horse to win triple crown, being that it is the unicorn of trophies. Isn't it known as the most difficult and rare trophy to win out of all sports?
On a side note, who names these horses? They all have the strangest names. It's like they are all picked from random google translate responses.
PowerPlay Wrote:Isn't it known as the most difficult and rare trophy to win out of all sports?
Isn't it known as the most difficult and rare trophy to win out of all sports?
Definitely is. Has only happened three other times since Secretariat in 1973. 1977 with Seattle Slew. 1978 with Affirmed. Then a long drought, until only 2 years ago with American Pharoah in 2015.
For what it's worth, Always Dreaming is the odds on favorite to win. Last I checked at 10-11 to win. Don't think anyone will take that away from AD, especially after a really good draw (#4).
Here's the full post position draw, as promised, with vegas odds -
Preakness 2017: Post Positions, Latest Vegas Odds and Picks After Post Draw