Joe Sullivan’s Preakness Stakes picks

 1. Orb: This race sets up better for him than the Kentucky Derby did. The fast pace in the Derby was surprising; it’s almost guaranteed here. Historically, Orb is not that fast, but it won’t matter. The trainer, one of the best of all time, has him ready.

 2. Goldencents: Expect a big rebound after he got caught up in the sizzling pace of the Derby. The jockey stopped urging him in the last quarter-mile. The shorter distance should help, but he must stay off the lead.

 3. Itsmyluckyday: He never really showed up in the Derby, and he’s better than that. If he runs back to some of his winter races in Florida, he could even win.


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