Laughin’ With Lucky’s Trainer

The fourth horse to arrive at Pimlico on Wednesday afternoon won the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago.

I bet you couldn’t pick him out of a lineup. I know I couldn’t.

Handled by trainer Todd Pletcher, Super Saver gingerly walked into his hotel for the week at the Preakness Stakes Barn.

He’s not the rock star of the bunch – that’s either horses trained by Bob Baffert or D. Wayne Lukas.

He’s obviously not a longshot either.

Super Saver’s morning-line odds are a deserved 5-2. Lookin At Lucky currently gives you a tick more value at 3-1. Paddy O’Prado, at 9-2, needs to pray for a sloppy track to hit the board in this race.

After that are the afterthoughts.

I give Dubin (10-1) a shot to get to the lead and hold on for all its worth down the stretch. Other than that, a number of horses that don’t deserve to be mentioned in this group will try their hardest to win.

Turning around after he put his second horse in the Stakes Barn, Baffert let out the line of the day to all the photographers covering the arrivals: “Ok, you can all go home now.”

Welcome to Pimlico, Bob. Here’s hoping for a memorable weekend.


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