The Haiku Handicapper Presented By Brisnet: 2019 Preakness Stakes

by | 05.17.2019 | 11:43am
Alwaysmining won the Private Terms under Daniel Centeno

Time to analyze the 2019 Preakness Stakes field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five.

#1 – War of Will
On the business end
Of a historic DQ
Two straight rough trips now

#2 – Bourbon War
Honest and well-bred
Still lacking a stakes breakthrough
Threat to snag a check

#3 – Warrior's Charge
He grew up a lot
During this year's Oaklawn Meet
Let's see just how much

#4 – Improbable
Still seeking the spark
That made him a force at two
The probable chalk

#5 – Owendale
A deep bag of tricks
Wins from the pace or closing
Must be considered

#6 – Market King
Horse on the vet's list
Pads D. Wayne's starter record
Weird flex, but okay

#7 – Alwaysmining
The local hero
Could get the lead to himself
And walk off with it

#8 – Signalman
Tops future wager
For the Iowa Derby
Signs point to “no” here

#9 – Bodexpress
Decent Derby try
But he'll still be a maiden
when May 19 comes

#10 – Everfast
Calumet has luck
Running longshots in this race
But this is a stretch

#11 – Laughing Fox
Earned his admission
When Oaklawn Park cleared out of
Derby contenders

#12 – Anothertwistafate
Short on Derby points
But long on tenacity
Should make his own trip

#13 – Win Win Win
He'll be charging late
The question is how many
He'll pass in the stretch

Prediction
Home state advantage
Alwaysmining outkicks 'em
Four, five fill the tri

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