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Preakness Stakes Tip Sheet

The leaves are turning color, fall is in the air, I'm on my deck writing my Preakness Stakes Tip Sheet for Today's Racing Digist. The final leg of the 2020 Triple Crown — the Preakness Stakes — caps off a sensory overload weekend of high profile sporting events. For the first time ever, the Preakness is a designated “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Kentucky Derby winner Authentic figures to be the solid post-time favorite since Belmont and Travers Stakes winner and Derby runner-up Tiz the Law has opted to pass on the Preakness and wait for the Breeders’ Cup Classic.The Preakness appeared to lose some luster with Tiz the Law’s defection, but the announcement that the filly Swiss Skydiver will take on the boys makes for an interesting matchup. Swiss Skydiver comes off a runner-up effort behind Shedaresthedevil in the Kentucky OaksSwiss Skydiver comes off a runner-up effort behind Shedaresthedevil in the Kentucky Oaks and will be making her ninth start of the year at her ninth different track. She has maintained her sharp form all year and did show she can compete with the boys, finishing second to Preakness contender Art Collector in the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland in July. There you go ladies, she will be going off at a decent price and if in the exacta will payoff a decent ROI on your investment.

Authentic used a perfect trip from his outside post to win the Kentucky Derby and give trainer Bob Baffert a record-tying sixth Derby victory. Art Collector, who was scratched from the Kentucky Derby with a minor foot injury, is undefeated in four starts this year and has a healthy work tab going into the Preakness. From post three, Art Collector should be able
to fall into a nice ground-saving trip stalking the early leaders.

Mr. Big News made a big looping run around the far turn finishing third in the Derby at 46-1. I was no where near this hard charging closer in the Derby. Trained by Bret Calhoun, Mr. Big News has the type of quick acceleration that if timed right could make him a major player in the Preakness, especially if the leaders get into a pace duel. He has upset potential.

So who wins the Preakness? I'm studying the PP's now and will be posting my tip sheet to my website at tomorrow. I've got a speicial going for the Preakness. Buy my Preakness Tip Sheet and get my Gridiron Gold Sheet football newsletter absolutely FREE!

GIddy up, I gotta get back to work now.
Dennis Stagliano | 30/9/2020

Preakness Stakes Adds Horses

William H. Lawrence's Liveyourbeastlife, the runner-up in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy, worked five-eighths in 59.89 seconds Thursday over the Belmont Park main track in preparation for the Preakness Stakes on October 3 at Pimlico Race Course.
Trainer Jorge Abreu said he was pleased with the work, and the Kentucky-bred Ghostzapper colt will be supplemented to the third and final leg of the Triple Crown.
"He breezed really well today," said Abreu of the breeze in company with New York-bred Freaky Styley [59.80]. "He went in 59 and 4 which is something he's never done before. We're going to take a shot."

The dark bay Ghostzapper colt has improved with added distance capturing a nine-furlong allowance event over older horses on August 12 at Saratoga Race Course ahead of a closing second to Mystic Guide in the nine-furlong Jim Dandy on September 5.
"He didn't show much early on but every jockey that rode him never came back with a negative thing about him, they would say, 'this horse wants to run long,'" said Abreu.
Liveyourbeastlife utilized a prominent trip for his August 12 allowance win. After running sixth in the Jim Dandy, jockey Junior Alvarado said the horse struggled from the half-mile to the three-eighths pole.
"He's really weird. Sometimes he'll break and take himself back, the past two races he's been wanting to go," said Abreu. "Junior admitted he lost position at the half-mile pole and he had to do too much. If he had kept him forwardly placed, he probably would have won the race. He gave him too much to do from the quarter-mile pole on home."
Abreu said he expects Alvarado to retain the mount for the Preakness.
"He's a horse that needs somebody that knows him," Abreu said.
Liveyourbeastlife will have his final Preakness prep at Belmont one week from Saturday.
Out of the Kris S. mare Ellie's Moment, Liveyourbeastlife is a half-brother to Grade 1-winner on turf Time and Motion.
2020 Preakness Stakes (G1)
*Rating is based on HRN fan votes, which rank the Top Active Horses in training.
SilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast StartStatus Tiz the Law
Constitution8.03B. Tagg
2nd, 2020 Kentucky Derby (G1) Possible Art Collector
Bernardini7.46T. Drury
1st, 2020 Ellis Park Derby (LS) Probable Swiss Skydiver
Daredevil7.44K. McPeek
2nd, 2020 Kentucky Oaks (G1) Possible Authentic
Into Mischief7.08B. Baffert
1st, 2020 Kentucky Derby (G1) Probable Ny Traffic
Cross Traffic6.53S. Joseph, Jr.
8th, 2020 Kentucky Derby (G1) Possible Dr Post
Quality Road6.49T. Pletcher
4th, 2020 Jim Dandy (G2) Possible Mr. Big News
Giant's Causeway6.35W. Calhoun
3rd, 2020 Kentucky Derby (G1) Probable Thousand Words
Pioneerof the Nile6.10B. Baffert
1st, 2020 Shared Belief Stakes (LS) Probable Mystic Guide
Ghostzapper6.03M. Stidham
1st, 2020 Jim Dandy (G2) Possible Pneumatic
Uncle Mo5.92S. Asmussen
1st, 2020 Pegasus (LS) Probable Liveyourbeastlife
Ghostzapper4.45J. Abreu
2nd, 2020 Jim Dandy (G2) Probable Happy Saver
Super Saver4.19T. Pletcher
1st, 2020 Federico Tesio (LS)Possible
NYRA Press Office | 18/9/2020
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