andContrast this coverage w/ CDI and Derby day where horseplayers are scrambling to find live feed of races omitted from live broadcast / ADW. https://t.co/7Dra7giPyI— o_crunk (@o_crunk) May 19, 2017
Those tweets are self explanatory. If you are not watching the XBTV, or Pimlico hosted track feed today, you're probably missing out.@o_crunk Also note the difference in the Periscope vs. Roberts stream quality — same device, same connection. pic.twitter.com/PqUfVJocRn— Jessica Chapel (@railbird) May 19, 2017
For those who want the pomp and pageantry, the NBC feed will have it. For the rest of us, we have a nice option - crisp, clear, smart coverage, while we bet a few dollars into the pools.
Who cares who I like in the Preakness (I'm not sure I even know before seeing the odds board), but one horse I will not bet, will be Always Dreaming. Not because I don't think he can win, not because I don't think he can win by a lot. Not because 3-5, or whatever he may be, might be totally fair.
It's just a simple habit - I automatically throw out horses who had a good trip on the best part of a racetrack. When 15 million people saw the trip, it's even more reason for me to bet against.
For a much better analysis, you can read Crunk.
I see the horse inventory is better at Canterbury, the bridgejumper is back, the weather will probably be better than last year's "not this much rain since 1896" thing. But I can't play it. I feel this little track could've done $2M on good Thursday cards in a few years; it bothers me they threw in the towel so early.
On the big track side - big handle days are getting bigger. So, I'd expect to see a nice handle this weekend for Pimlico. If you're trying a shot at exotics, the 12% pick 5 ensures you'll get paid.
Good luck today, and have a nice weekend. In Canada, it's a long weekend, so enjoy it that much more.