Preakness 2014: 10 Bold Predictions for Triple Crown's 2nd Leg

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Preakness 2014: 10 Bold Predictions for Triple Crown's 2nd Leg
Garry Jones/Associated Press
The bull's eye is squarely on California Chrome.

These predictions are so hot, so bold, so spicy, they need to be chased with a glass of whole milk. Definitely hyperbolic, but it's the Preakness and the Preakness is nothing if not ostentatious. 

The second jewel of racing's Triple Crown—the Preakness Stakes—gathers a few Derby starters and many new shooters. The fresh horses that skipped the Derby are always enticing and especially so when a filly enters the ranks. That would be Ria Antonia. Of all fillies coming out of the Kentucky Oaks, she would not be the one you'd pick with the greatest chance to beat the boys, but here she is. 

There's a hometown hero, a jockey switch and Lorde. Yes, Lorde. So let's put on our rocket ship underpants and get all kinds of bold for the Preakness.

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