So here I am at one of my favorite places doing one of my favorite things. Sitting by the concrete pond, listening to some tunes and thinking ponies is one of my things. It has been said many times, the omens of horse racing are one of the more powerful things in my universe (that and my wife’s temper), therefor I spend this time trying to feel the force. And while doing my latest round of thinking, my brain actually may have worked at a little more than half capacity. Yes, half of a little is even less, but at least it is something.

Nyquist will win the Preakness for one major reason. Like George Thorogood just blared out to me he is… Bad to the Bone! Nyquist has been a superstar in the making since the day all four legs hit the ground. Most may not have known it t the time, but now after eight wins in eight lifetime starts, you better go wake Uncle Lee Roy up cause he is gonna want to see this!

Now, if the stars align and his talent truly takes over like I think it will, Nyquist will win the Preakness and set himself up for a run at the Triple Crown on Belmont Day. What…back to back Crown winners? I think it will happen and Nyquist will become a game changer, much like the only unbeaten Triple Crown winner, Seattle Slew. When Slew did it back in 1977 and then Affirmed followed in 1978, everyday people thought this stuff was easy. Nyquist can do the same thing. Folks will forget about the 37 year gap between Affirmed and American Pharoah because we seem to be a short memory society.

Nyquist can become the darling of the sports world, theirs and theirs alone because let me tell you honey…he is bad to the bone!

Complete your exotic wagers with Exaggerator (he is a real race horse too), and Cherry Wine.

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