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Senior Investment - 142 Preakness Stakes Contender

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Senior Investment – Possible Preakness Stakes Contender

The 142 Preakness Stakes is restricted to only 14 Preakness Stakes runners and will run on Saturday, May 20, 2017, for the second leg of the Triple Crown.

Here is the latest look at Senior Investment, one of the contenders for the 2017 Preakness Stakes to be run at Pimlico Race Course.

Senior Investment Preakness Stakes Bio

Owner: Fern Circle Stables

Trainer: Kenneth McPeek

Pedigree: Discreetly Mine – Plaid, by Deputy Commander

Last Race Result: 1st Place, Lexington Stakes, 4/15/17

Senior Investment Career Statistics

Starts: 8

Wins: 3

Places: 0

Shows: 1

Earnings: $207,080

Senior Investment Preakness Stakes Odds

There's no way that Senior Investment goes off at the Preakness Stakes at anything better than the 15 to 1 he is now. If you're a believer in him, you're going to want to wait, because he's surely nothing more than the third or fourth longest shot on the board when push comes to shove.

Remember that Senior Investment was 11 to 1 at the Lexington Stakes when he pulled off his most recent upset and was 12 to 1 at the Louisiana Derby prior to that. Translation: This has always been more of a dreamer horse than a legitimate contender.

Senior Investment Preakness Stakes Analysis

We really want to like Senior Investment. He's got pretty darn good breeding on his side with Discreetly Mine, Deputy Commander and Mineshaft in his direction two-generation lineage. But we just don’t see the results on the track itself.

For starters, it took Senior Investment four races just to break his maiden, including his first offering on the dirt in his second career race in which he finished sixth in a field of seven, 25 lengths from the winner. Even still, it took him seven races to do better than 85 on the Beyer Speed Ratings for the first time. That race, the Louisiana Derby, he finished sixth against a field that included Kentucky Derby runners, Girvin and Patch.

That's all fine and dandy, except for the fact that both of those horses ended up being big disappointments in the Run for the Roses itself and didn't contend for the title. What does that tell you about Senior Investment?

The good news, if you're a Senior Investment supporter is that he did win his last time out at the Lexington Stakes. It was worth 10 Kentucky Derby points to him, but that wasn't what trainer Kenneth McPeek was searching for. He was an 11 to 1 longshot that day against the field of 10 and put on a great rallied in the final two furlongs to ultimately win the race by a head. That victory set him on the track for the Preakness Stakes, and a couple good training sessions verified to McPeek that this was a colt he wanted to bring to Pimlico.

Still, there's a big difference between beating out a field of three-year olds who weren’t truly good enough to ever contend at the highest Triple Crown level and doing so in the second leg of the Triple Crown against many ponies who were good finishers at Churchill Downs or other Grade 1 races prior to the Derby.

There's never been any proof that Senior Investment can actually run with the big boys, and this is going to be his second chance at doing so. Maybe he has something in the tank that most of us aren't going to be able to find looking at the Daily Racing Form, but if so, he's going to be pulling off a huge upset. Of the 10 or 11 horses who are likely to run against him in the Preakness Stakes, Senior Investment isn't one that should be bothering Always Dreaming in his quest to win the Triple Crown.

With a maximum of 14 horses accepted into the Preakness Stakes field, there is a significant vetting process to qualify the horses among this group of three-year olds. Horses which finish in the Top 5 at the Kentucky Derby are automatically eligible, while the remaining slots are awarded based on career earnings in both graded stakes races and restricted races.

Possible Preakness Stakes Contenders

The 142 Preakness Stakes field won't be finalized until the post draw occurs on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

PPHorseOwnerTrainerJockeyMorning Line
Always Dreaming Brooklyn Boyz Stables, et al Todd Pletcher John Velazquez Track Odds 
Classic Empire John C. Oxley Mark Casse Julien Leparoux Track Odds 
Cloud Computing Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence Chad Brown Javier Castellano Track Odds 
Conquest Mo Money Judge Lanier Racing Miguel Hernandez Jorge Carreno Track Odds 
Gunnevera Peacock Racing Stables Antonio Sano Mike Smith Track Odds 
Hence Calumet Farm Steve Asmussen Florent Geroux Track Odds 
Lookin at Lee L and N Racing LLC Steve Asmussen Corey Lanerie Track Odds 
Multiplier Gary Barber, et al Brendan Walsh Joel Rosario Track Odds 
Senior Investment Fern Circle Stables Ken McPeek Channing Hill Track Odds 
Term of Art Calumet Farm Doug O'Neill Jose Ortiz Track Odds

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