Big-Race Showdown: Preakness Stakes Picks

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It’s that time of the year again — every weekend through the Triple Crown will be loaded with big races, most of which will be points races that qualify horses for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve. For the second year in a row, America’s Best Racing is challenging some of the brightest minds in horse betting to come up with their top three picks for key races each weekend.

The players' picks will be posted here and a running bankroll will be kept to track their success all year long. Bankrolls will be tabulated on the basis of a $2 win bet on top selections and $2 exacta and $2 trifecta box bets of each player’s top three selections. Your players are Eric Bialek, Mark DiLorenzo, Emily Gullikson, Candice Hare, Nicolle Neulist, Dan Tordjman, and Brian Zipse.

Let’s take a look at the players’ picks for this week’s race: the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

Eric Bialek

National Handicapping Championship Qualifier

$1.5 million Preakness Stakes

1. Justify

2. Sporting Chance

3. Lone Sailor

Alternate: Bravazo

Top Selection: 8/22

Exacta Winnings: $107.60

Trifecta Winnings: $106.48

Total Winnings: $214.08


Mark DiLorenzo

GiddyUpBets.com Founder and Handicapper

$1.5 million Preakness Stakes

1. Justify

2. Lone Sailor

3. Good Magic

Top Selection: 3/22

Exacta Winnings: $159.20

Trifecta Winnings: $160.48

Total Winnings: $319.68


Emily Gullikson

OptixEQ, Tournament Handicapper

$1.5 million Preakness Stakes

1. Bravazo

2. Justify

3. Quip

Alternate: Tenfold

Top Selection: 6/22

Exacta Winnings: $559.60

Trifecta Winnings: $39.20

Total Winnings: $598.80


Candice Hare

TVG On-Air Host and Analyst

$1.5 million Preakness Stakes

1. Good Magic

2. Lone Sailor

3. Tenfold

Alternate: Justify

Top Selection: 3/22

Exacta Winnings: $63.60

Trifecta Winnings: $137

Total Winnings: $200.60


Nicolle Neulist

Chart Caller and Freelance Writer

$1.5 million Preakness Stakes

1. Justify

2. Good Magic

3. Lone Sailor

Alternate: Quip

Top Selection: 4/22

Exacta Winnings: $261.60

Trifecta Winnings: $268.28

Total Winnings: $529.88


Dan Tordjman

Video Correspondent and Handicapper for America's Best Racing

$1.5 million Preakness Stakes

1. Justify

2. Lone Sailor

3. Good Magic

Alternate: Quip

Top Selection: 3/22

Exacta Winnings: $159.20

Trifecta Winnings: $160.48

Total Winnings: $319.68


Brian Zipse

Derby Day Racing Managing Partner

$1.5 million Preakness Stakes

1. Justify

2. Good Magic

3. Bravazo

Alternate: Tenfold

Top Selection: 6/22

Exacta Winnings: $134.60

Trifecta Winnings: $111

Total Winnings: $245.60

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