Races of the Week
Barbaro was very impressive in winning the Kentucky Derby and appears to be the most likely winner of Saturday's Preakness Stakes, but, as the even-money morning-line favorite, he'll probably go off at too short a price to justify a bet on him. I'm looking for a colt who can pull off the upset. Like Now just might be that colt. Like Now's front-running style is well suited to Pimlico. The Weather Channel predicts rain in Baltimore tomorrow night, and Like Now's Tomlinson rating indicates that he should like an off track. I'll bet Like Now to win, along with a Barbaro-Like Now exacta. The Daily Racing Form provides free past performances for the Preakness here.
The Form's other race of the week is tomorrow's Pimlico Special Handicap. Wanderin' Boy looks like the prohibitive favorite, but it will be interesting to see how Invasor performs in his North American debut. Invasor was undefeated in Uruguay before shipping to Dubai for the UAE Derby, where he finished fourth. He could be one to watch. Past performances for the Pimlico Special are available here.