NBC horse racing analyst Bob Neumeier joined the Norris & Davis show to give his thoughts on the Preakness. This is the 138th running of the Preakness and coming off a Kentucky Derby victory Orb is expected to be he race day favorite.
Steve started off by asking about the concern for Orb being on the inside rail. Bob thinks it won’t be a problem and that he will just hug the rail until he sees the opportunity to get wide and blow the field away.
Bob asked if any of the horses who finished 2-4 would participate in the Belmont. He said yeah of course but we will know a whole lot more after the Preakness
Bob believes the race is well setup for Orb and he is the definite favorite to win, but he wonders if that pressure could get to him.
Steve who are the greatest challengers to Orb. Bob thinks that this is tough question. He believes Departing might be his second option however he might not be any better than Mylute or Itsmyluckyday. The other horse is Governor Charlie but his only problem could be his injury history.
Bob wanted to know about Oxbow. Neumeier said he is a solid horse and that he will take a look at Will take charge, but it is Orbs race to lose. Bob believes that if Orb wins the Belmont will be a huge deal because Orb is a New York horse and people will latch on to him. In the end though he is picking Orb to win the race.