Watch, Wager and Win on Saturday's Preakness at Gulfstream

Watch, Wager and Win on Saturday's Preakness at Gulfstream

05/14/2012

Can jockey Mario Gutierrez, guide I'll Have Another to two-thirds of the Triple Crown? Can beaten Kentucky Derby favorite Bodemeister turn the tables on the Derby winner? Can champion juvenile Hansen bounce back from his ninth-place finish in Kentucky?

The answer to those questions will come Saturday when a full field of 14 is expected in the 137th Preakness at Pimlico. And, once again, Gulfstream Park is the best place to watch and wager on the 1 3/16th mile race.
First race post in Baltimore will be 10:30 a.m. Silks, the most comfortable and luxurious simulcast center in Florida, will open at 10 a.m.

Those purchasing seats in Silks or in Ten Palms for the buffet will receive an official Preakness cap. And 10 lucky GP Advantage Club members will win a $100 win, place and show wager on the Preakness. Anyone without a GP Advantage Club card can sign up all this week.

I'll Have Another, trained by Doug O'Neill and owned by Paul Reddam, won the Derby by 1 1/2 lengths after passing the pacesetter Bodemeister in deep stretch under Gutierrez, who was riding at small Hastings Park in British Columbia a year ago. Despite losing after setting incredibly fast fractions of :22 1/5, :45 1/5 and 1:09 4/5, Bodemeister, according to Pimlico linemaker Frank Carulli, will be the morning-line favorite. Bodemeister, trained by Bob Baffert, will be making his third start in eight weeks.

Went the Day Well, fourth in the Derby, will go to post for Team Valor International, trainer Graham Motion and jockey John Velazquez. The trio won last year's Derby with Animal Kingdom. The colt started his U.S. career as well as his 2012 season for Motion with two starts at Gulfstream.

Trainer Dale Romans, who won last year's Preakness with Florida Derby runner-up Shackleford, will be back in Baltimore with Cozzetti. The gray colt spent his winter training at Gulfstream before finishing third in the Tampa Bay Derby and fourth in the Arkansas Derby. Romans saddled First Dude to a second-place finish in the Preakness two years ago. Cozzetti did not run in the Kentucky Derby.

Trainer Michael Matz, who saddled Fountain of Youth winner Union Rags in the Kentucky Derby, will saddle Teeth of the Dog in the Preakness. A son of Bluegrass Cat, Teeth of the Dog raced three times at Gulfstream this winter before finishing third in the Wood Memorial in his last start.

Those purchasing seats in Silks or in Ten Palms for the buffet will receive an official Preakness cap. And 10 lucky GP Advantage Club members will win a $100 win, place and show wager on the Preakness. Anyone without a GP Advantage Club card can sign up all this week.

I'll Have Another, trained by Doug O'Neill and owned by Paul Reddam, won the Derby by 1 1/2 lengths after passing the pacesetter Bodemeister in deep stretch under Gutierrez, who was riding at small Hastings Park in British Columbia a year ago. Despite losing after setting incredibly fast fractions of :22 1/5, :45 1/5 and 1:09 4/5, Bodemeister, according to Pimlico linemaker Frank Carulli, will be the morning-line favorite. Bodemeister, trained by Bob Baffert, will be making his third start in eight weeks.

Went the Day Well, fourth in the Derby, will go to post for Team Valor International, trainer Graham Motion and jockey John Velazquez. The trio won last year's Derby with Animal Kingdom. The colt started his U.S. career as well as his 2012 season for Motion with two starts at Gulfstream.

Trainer Dale Romans, who won last year's Preakness with Florida Derby runner-up Shackleford, will be back in Baltimore with Cozzetti. The gray colt spent his winter training at Gulfstream before finishing third in the Tampa Bay Derby and fourth in the Arkansas Derby. Romans saddled First Dude to a second-place finish in the Preakness two years ago. Cozzetti did not run in the Kentucky Derby.

Trainer Michael Matz, who saddled Fountain of Youth winner Union Rags in the Kentucky Derby, will saddle Teeth of the Dog in the Preakness. A son of Bluegrass Cat, Teeth of the Dog raced three times at Gulfstream this winter before finishing third in the Wood Memorial in his last start.