You know, if you are looking for an intriguing longshot in the 135th running of the Preakness on Saturday afternoon, there is certainly one lurking in the field. He defeated Super Saver in a start two races back in what was maybe the best finish of the entire prep season. While he didn't have enough graded earnings to get into the Derby, it is probably for the best that he didn't go, because the Preakness might be better suited to him anyway. Given that there is an absence of any pace in the race (I half expect Borel to send Super Saver and try to steal it on the front end if he can), this likable longshot might just get the lead if Borel doesn't go and hold it all the way. His last three Beyer Speed figures have been in the 90s, so there is really a lot to like about this horse, given a moment to consider it. Of course, this is all conjecture at this point, but at 15-1, I wouldn't mind conjecturing on Schoolyard Dreams in the Preakness. After all, the connections nearly won the race last year with Musket Man, who ran a very strong third in the middle jewel of the Triple Crown
Needless to say, you will have to return tomorrow for the official picks for the 135th Preakness. Tune in tomorrow for more from They Are Off. For right now, I am Gone... GOODBYE!