Road to 2019 Preakness: Three Heating Up, Three Cooling Down

This feature provides a capsule look at three horses who are heating up on the Triple Crown trail and three horses not looking quite as strong as they were a week ago.

In last week’s edition, the focus was the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve and what the results mean moving forward. This week, we tackle how the second leg of the Triple Crown – the Preakness Stakes May 18 at Pimlico Race Course – is shaping up.


1. Alwaysmining

He’s my pick to win the Preakness despite a MAJOR step up in class compared with the competition he’s been beating up at Laurel Park. Once Omaha Beach scratched –  I thought he was head and shoulders the best 3-year-old of this crop – I was already thinking Alwaysmining had a big shot in the second jewel…