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Preakness Upset from the Cloud

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Classic Empire couldn’t miss last year as a juvenile, but this year he can’t catch a break.  Julien Leparoux did his job by not letting Always Dreaming get away and that pair dueled throughout after Conquest Mo Money refused to play that role.  That cost Classic Empire the race in the end… and as the least tired horse down the stretch, Cloud Computing, got his head out in front at the wire after sitting the perfect stalking trip behind the duelers.  



Track conditions had changed throughout the day, starting at Sloppy, moving to Muddy and then to Good and finally Fast in time for the Preakness, though there was still plenty of moisture in that dirt.  It looked like horses coming from off the pace were increasingly becoming more successful as the track conditions improved.


As you know, we like to get the Preakness book out the Thursday before the Preakness, complete with wagers, to provide subscribers with plenty of time to handicap.  As Saturday morning arrived and the track condition was known, combined with compiling the final training reports and finalizing pace analysis, it was clear that Cloud Computing needed to move up in the rankings.
Analysis showed he would prefer better than anyone in the field any surface containing moisture in it.  Reports on the ground indicated that he was jumping out of his skin the last two days leading up to the race.  In addition, with Royal Mo out and Conquest Mo Money drawing the 10 hole, more and more talk indicated that connections of Classic Empire were going to sit on Always Dreaming closely, “not letting him out of our sight”.  That meant that things could get a bit speedier up front and, in our analysis, the only other horse we thought would sit behind the speed was Cloud Computing (in fact the projected pace scenario was for Conquest Mo Money to go to the lead with Always Dreaming sitting just off that one in close range and Cloud Computing and Classic Empire running as a pair behind those two).  In the end, Cloud Computing projected to get a perfect trip on a surface he would relish.  


This prompted us to send to a note to subscribers to move Cloud Computing up in your wagers to cover in 2nd especially and some in first (even though New Shooters have it tough in trying to win this race) over Always Dreaming and Classic Empire.  So glad we provided that update, as a bunch of you heeded that advice and cashed in on the terrific $2 Exacta Cloud Computing over Classic Empire payoff of nearly $100!

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Now it is on to the Belmont Stakes three weeks from now with Classic Empire and Senior Investment confirmed as probable starters.  There’s no chance we’ll see Always Dreaming in the Belmont and Cloud Computing is questionable.  This year’s Belmont Stakes will shape up to be a great handicapping challenge race with hopefully a large and contentious field coming into formation.


In the meantime, summer racing across the nation is getting into full swing this Memorial Day Weekend with plenty of Stakes action to keep us occupied between now and then.


Until next weekend…Go fast and win!




  1. Brian Boyd

    May 24, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Thanks for your last minute update changed some bets and hit Exacta and Tri

  2. Keith Pitzer

    May 24, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Thanks for the late update. I didn’t notice it on my computer until the horses were behind the starting gate.I bought a $20 exacta 4,5 over the 2 and $20 exacta 2 over the 4,5 just before they left the starting gate. That covered the $900 I had previously bet using the 4 or 5 on top of everything.Thanks again

  3. Jonathsn

    May 24, 2017 at 11:28 am

    I hit last pick3 and 2 for win.

  4. Anthony

    May 24, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    First time Super Buyer. You do a great job. My problem is that I was at an OTB all day w/o my laptop! Didn’t get your update til Monday morn. Great call tho and am looking forward to Your future picks and The Belmont.

  5. Allan Rebeck

    May 24, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    I moved Cloud Computing to my $1 -tri pick 123 / 45 /1268 10 for a

  6. Sweetpic

    May 24, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Was leaning on CC, and utilized your update to solidify my read, both races I missed out on tris and super by not utilizing first the 11 and then the 8 in the third spots and both times exclaiming to my wife that ( in the Derby) Jerrys horse was who I worried most of hurting my wagers( having only using him on the bottom) then just prior to the gates banging open once again exclaiming to her that it was only the 7 or 8 who could damage my wagers, again after tossing the 7 and only using the 8 on the bottom, nice having had the exacta and PS monies it lessened the pain, yet along way to go to recoup the derby wagers. Looking forward to the Belmont,as well the I coming weekend