NBC Horse Racing Analyst Laffit Pincay joined the Norris & Davis show to talk about the Preakness. The 138th running of the Preakness Stakes will take place Saturday. Heading into the race the heavy favorite is Kentucky Derby winner Orb.
Steve started off by asking about Orb. Laffit said that rarely when horses get so much hype do they live up to it. In this case Orb exceeded expectations.
Bob asked about what this meant for Shug Mcgahee. It was great because it is something that everyone was happy to see. Laffit said Shug wouldn’t say it but winning the Derby was huge.
Steve asked Laffit to stack up Orb against some of the best horses recently. Laffit said that he was no more impressive than Smarty Jones, Barbaro or Big Brown. However, you go in every year with some optimism in hoping for a triple crown. Laffit said that Orbs pedigree looks great for Belmont if he is able to win at the Preakness.
Bob asked how foolish people would be to keep Orb out of the money all together. He said that it would be kind of crazy but there haven’t been great payoffs from the Preakness.
Steve asked who is the best of D Wayne Lukas or is he stretching to have three horses involved. Laffit said that Oxbow is good horse and he has a chance.
To wrap it up Steve asked who the horse to pick is. Laffit said it Orbs race to lose and it would be hard to pick against him.