Preakness 2020: 11-1 Top Choice Swiss Skydiver Keys Big Scores! - Super Screener
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Preakness 2020: 11-1 Top Choice Swiss Skydiver Keys Big Scores!

Photo by: John Voorhees/Eclipse Sportswire

It was a big day for the Super Screener “A” horses as all three hit the Superfecta with #4 Swiss Skydiver winning the grueling, stretch-long battle with #9 Authentic. She went off at those incredibly generous odds of 11- 1 for a filly the Super Screener rated as a Top Win Contender and one of three “Super Star” horses in the race. I don’t recall hearing others using Swiss Skydiver on top, so glad the Super Screener could sniff that one out for us.

It was one heck of an effort from this work horse. This was her 9th straight start without a break, and she just tossed two tops including a big win in the Alabama (G1). She was put away by Art Collector in the Blue Grass Stakes (G2) after doing all the work up front, but boy did she ever turn the tables on that rival in the Preakness. She has certainly made a case for being the 3 year-old filly of the year, especially if they run her back in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff and she pulls off the upset there. We had been saying all along that she owns a pace advantage in this race. Those pace numbers highlighted in the blue bracket above rivaled those of Authentic, while no other horse in the field came close to those kind of numbers. That’s why that pair could be forwardly-placed early, just toying with the field, and then be able to distance the field in the stretch run.

What was astonishing about this race is that Swiss Skydiver and Authentic drew away by 10 lengths on 3rd place finisher, #6 Jesus’ Team when they crossed the wire. It is abundantly clear that Authentic and Swiss Skydiver are the best in their respective peer classes

The horse with worst trip in this race was Max Player. He got whacked coming out of the gate by Ny Traffic and was pin-balled, pinched back and forced out losing lengths to his rivals. That rough start cost him 4th place and maybe even a 3rd place finish. 

MAX PLAYER, forced out and bumped when put in tight at the break, gained towards the inside leaving the five furlong marker, dropped back some under a ride leaving the far turn as THOUSANDWORDS backed up in front of him, came out to advance between foes near the quarter pole, shifted out in upper stretch and continued with some effort.  – DRF 

From the suggested wagers the following winning tickets returned $3,402 with the Trifecta and Superfecta hits being the biggest scores.

What was really great to hear is that many of you took our suggested wagers and made modifications based on your preferences and scored on the other wagering strategies we presented. That’s exactly the intent of our suggested wagers… to give you some ideas on wagering approaches and then make them your own.  

In addition to the Preakness, it was Super Saturday as there was a full line up of Breeders’ Cup prep races from across several tracks. We covered all of them and have captured the highlights and insights to consider as we prepare for the Breeders’ Cup. Check back soon for all those Keeneland & Belmont highlights.

Next weekend, the Breeders’ Cup prep races continue with Belmont Park taking the spotlight featuring several Breeders’ Cup “win and you’re in” Graded Stakes including the G1 Frizette, G1 Champagne and G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup. Charles Town has their big day headlined by the West Virginia Breeders’ Classic. Keeneland will have a smattering of graded stakes action as well.   

Until this weekend, Go Fast and Win!