Will Mine that Bird win the second leg?...NO-he had the perfect trip, perfect surface, perfect ride-won't happen again
Will Rachel Alexandra win?...looks like the best in class but taking a big step up, can she beat the boys off only 15 days rest, I will be rooting as a fan for this Filly...but the answer is No
Will we have another long shot win?...NO..but Take the Points and Terrain can finish in the money and worthy of consideration in your exotic bets.
Will NBC have a higher rating than the '08 Preakness? (overnight rating was 6.2)...YES, interest is high off Long shot Mine That Bird win and fan interest in Rachel Alexandra will spike ratings past the 6.2 figure.
For what its worth here's my predicted order of finish: 1. Pioneer of the Nile 2. Big Drama 3. Rachel Alexandra 4. Friesan Fire