Good Magic In — Sunday's Preakness Report

Good Magic In — Sunday's Preakness Report

A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling comes into the 2018 Preakness on a mind-blowing streak: He has called eight of the last 13 winners in this Triple Crown race.

One horse who will look to upset Justify will be Good Magic, who gave Justify a run for his money at Churchill Downs, where Justify clinched the Derby by 2 ½ lengths.

Lone Sailor: Eighth place at the Kentucky Derby. He won the 2017 Preakness with Cloud Computing in his debut in the race.

When Goldberg learned Javier Castellano was getting off Gunnevera to ride Cloud Computing, the Hammer pounced on the 14-1 long shot to win and put him on top of his exacta, trifecta and superfecta bets. Now, he's gearing up for the Preakness 2018. He picked Justify to win, saying he excelled in the slop.

European-trained Mendelssohn was a trendy pick, but Goldberg was having none of it. That said, I wouldn't do it just because he's going to get a bit of a freshening. "Toss him." In the field of 20, Mendelssohn finished dead last.

Six other horses look to challenge Justify and Good Magic, giving the Preakness its smallest field since 2015.

"Quip is a good horse", Goldberg told SportsLine. Racing on a shorter track at Pimlico Race Course, Justify could perform even better this time around, as long as the course isn't as muddy as the Derby was. He'd be a horse to watch.

"Both horses are going to do things they've never done before-run on two weeks' rest and run at Pimlico", the trainer said.

After several laps around the shedrow of the Preakness Stakes barn, Good Magic was led into Stall 26, which is on the same side of the barn where Kentucky Derby victor and heavy Preakness favorite Justify will be bedded down upon his arrival from Kentucky on Wednesday. He also nailed the top two finishers at the Arkansas Derby and nailed the 1-2 finish of Saturday's Man O' War Stakes at Belmont Park.

"In the Kentucky Derby, Bravazo had one of the widest trips and still made up ground in the stretch", Demling told SportsLine. And what monumental long shot should you jump on?

Demling is especially high on a monumental long shot that would net any backer a colossal windfall. He's sharing which horse it is, and his predictions for every contender, over at SportsLine.

What are Jody Demling's Preakness picks?

There's already plenty of drama at the 2018 Preakness Stakes.

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