Sunday, May 21, 2017

Cloud Computing Wins Preakness Stakes

The seven-to-five betting favorite, and winner of the Kentucky Derby, Always Dreaming, jumped out of the gate beside Classic Empire and the two colts led the field to the top of the stretch.  Then Always Dreaming began to fade drastically, even though the time for the early Preakness furlongs was slower than the Derby.  It looked like Classic Empire, the second betting choice, and last year's two-year-old champion, would win the race.  Then Cloud Computing, who last raced six weeks ago, came charging up beside Classic Empire.  The two colts battled the last sixteenth of a mile, but Cloud Computing managed to win by a head.  Classic Empire was four and 3/4 lengths ahead of Senior Investment, who was a half-length ahead of Lookin At Lee.  Always Dreaming faded to finish in eighth place.
   A $2 win ticket on Cloud Computing paid $28.80; a $2 place ticket on Classic Empire paid $4.40; and a $2 show ticket on Senior Investment paid $10.20.  A $2 exacta bet paid $98.40; a $2 trifecta bet paid $2,194.60; and a $2 superfecta bet paid $16,325.60.
   The race was completed in 1 minute, 55.98 seconds.  Here is the order of finish, with their Derby finish spots in parenthesis, if applicable:
1     Cloud Computing
2     Classic Empire  (4)
3     Senior Investment
4     Lookin At Lee  (2)
5     Gunnevera   (7)
6     Multiplier
7     Conquest Mo Money
8     Always Dreaming   (1)
9     Hence   (11)
10   Term of Art

  No Triple Crown Champion in 2017....

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