Bob Mickler’s “Pick A Horse” Contest: 2017 Preakness ($100 in Prizes!)

1st Place: $50 Amazon gift card
2nd-6th: $10 Starbucks gift card

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WINNER: #2 Cloud Computing

Top 6 Winners (Random Drawing):

1. Ann Hubbard
2. jcurry***
3. knappn***
4. Ryan Thompson
5. emorysna***
6. kbrophey***


Here is a Quick-Hit Breakdown of the 2017 Preakness:

Each entry will get:

One Positive Point => (“+ve”)

One Negative Point => (-“ve”)


#1 Multiplier

+ve => Has won his last 2 including the Grade 3 Illinois Derby

-ve => Not fast enough versus this bunch


#2 Cloud Computing

+ve => Trained by Chad Brown and training like a monster

-ve => Has only ran 3 times and only won at 6 furlongs


#3 Hence

+ve => Big effort winning the Sunland Derby by 3 ¾ lengths

-ve => Pedigree limitations => Dad was a sprinter => Mom has not been a producer


#4 Always Dreaming

+ve => Has won his last 4 by open lengths including the Kentucky Derby

-ve => He has a lot of energy => he can get too charged up and a little unruly


#5 Classic Empire

+ve => The best horse in the race….

-ve => …but has been hurt almost the entire prep season


#6 Gunnevera

+ve => Hard knocking horse that always runs hard

-ve => Had one of the best jockey’s in the business as his pilot – Javier Castellano – who jumped on Cloud Computing


#7 Term Of Art

+ve => Up and coming pilot aboard

-ve => Has not been close in the last 4 races


#8 Senior Investment

+ve => Trainer Kenny McPeek can upset at a big price

-ve => Does not seem fast enough


#9 Lookin at Lee

+ve => Was hauling a?$ in the Kentucky Derby to finish 2nd

-ve => Seems like he is a closer that will always come up just short


#10 Conquest Mo Money

+ve => Has won or placed in all 5 starts

-ve => Does not seem like 1 3/16 is his ideal distance