Published: Sun, May 21, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Cloud Computing takes Preakness Stakes in upset

Cloud Computing takes Preakness Stakes in upset

Jockeyed by John Velasquez, Always Dreaming is a 4-5 favourite in the Baltimore Race. Zipse also believes Classic Empire will show more speed at the Preakness than he did in his bumpy ride at the Kentucky Derby.

This is the 142nd running of the race.

The track announcer will yell, "And here comes Lookin At Lee", and the Derby runner-up jumps from 10th to fourth and is rolling. "Maybe he's that good that he won't encounter trouble". But he likes where he's sitting, and knows that when you're dealing with 3-year-old horses, there's so much you don't know.

Post time is set for 6:45 p.m. ET from Pimlico Race Course, but there's plenty of races before the main event. American Pharoah won the Belmont to complete the Triple Crown. "I'm someone who has been in a lot of races and lost a lot of races, so I know you don't want to be overconfident, but I do feel very, very good about the way he's coming into it". They also have a cheat sheet with a rundown of all the Preakness starters as well as a look at payouts for bets on the Preakness Stakes since 1990.

"They are the two best horses, but my experience is when a horse has a really rough race in the Derby, which Classic Empire did, where he really didn't get a good trip and things kind of went awry all the way around there, it seems like it's tough for them to overcome in the next one", Lukas said. Always Dreaming took a slight lead with Classic Empire on his flank.

"I think [the post] is fine", Pletcher said, per Mike Dempsey of OddsShark. He has won the Kentucky Derby twice and the Belmont twice, but never the Preakness. The trainer has been at Pimlico with the Kentucky Derby victor since the Wednesday after the Derby. Pletcher is 0 for 8, with his highest finish coming in 2000 when Impeachment was third. Conquest Mo Money Jorge Carreno 15-1Weights: 126 each. Classic Empire saved none of that ground, traveled wide and, according to Trakus data, he covered 75 feet more than Always Dreaming and 90 feet more than Lookin at Lee.

Always Dreaming has the late kick needed to pass him for the win if he's fit, but there is a strong chance that Conquest Mo Money will be in the mix during the latter stages.

"We're waiting on the second phase of the Maryland Stadium Authority's study that will tell us more about what it would cost to renovate Pimlico", Sinatra said.

With the ease in which Always Dreaming won the Derby, there are already people screaming "Triple Crown".

There's a posse of contenders that would love to extend that history.

In his final New Mexico start, Conquest Mo Money was second to Hence in the Grade 2, $800,000 Sunland Derby.

Always Dreaming rides to the finish in the Kentucky Derby. Cloud Computing (14-1) 3. Lookin At Lee has run 10 times and either improve or matched his previous figure each time, as have Multiplier and Senior Investment. This was not a exhausted horse at the finish line.

"If you work for someone for seven years, you certainly learn a lot of things from him", the 49-year-old said.

Forget about it: Term of Art is 0 for 4 this year, and was a soundly beaten seventh in the Santa Anita Derby last time out.

With skies overcast and temperatures in the mid-60s, horse racing fans at Pimlico Race Course anticipated the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes May 20 where favorite Always Dreaming was poised to try to duplicate his win in the Kentucky Derby two weeks earlier. Actually, that's a little misleading, as the two heavy favorites for the Preakness will start side-by-side in the Pimlico starting gate. However, this won't be the case for 2017 Preakness, as none of the non-Derby entrants have been familiarizing themselves with the course in preparation for the race.

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