Jody Demling

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Jody Demling

Preakness Stakes

Has called the winner of the Preakness Stakes a whopping nine times in the past 15 years.

He has picked the winner of a six of his last eight races: the Saudi Cup, Gotham Stakes, Rebel Stakes, Louisiana Derby, Florida Derby and Belmont Stakes.

DEMLING'S WAGERS

$2 EXACTA 3 with ALL ($20)

$1 EXACTA 4,9 with 2,3,4,5,8,9,10 ($12)

$0.50 TRIFECTA 3 with 4,8,9 with ALL ($13.50)

$0.10 SUPERFECTA 3 with 4,8,9 with 2,4,5,8,9 with ALL ($9,60)

$0.10 SUPERFECTA 4,8,9 with 3 with 2,4,5,8,9 with ALL ($9.60)

Just in case Authentic is the real deal

$0.10 SUPERFECTA 9 with 2,3,4,5,8 with 2,3,4,5,8 with ALL ($16)

Here's a look at Demling's projected Preakness Stakes leaderboard:

—1. Art Collector (5-2) - Yes, he would have been my pick for the Kentucky Derby. He looked sensational in training and doesn't look like he's taken a step backwards since he's returned to the track. I think he's the best horse in the field.

—2. Swiss Skydiver (6-1) - She was second in the Kentucky Oaks and second the only time she faced the boys - the Blue Grass Stakes. I think she has a legit shot to win this race but likely comes up a little short again.

—3. Authentic (9-5) - Trainer Bob Baffert is 5-for-5 when trying to win the Derby-Preakness double with a horse. I love the way this one never gives up, but it's a lot to ask to come back after that performance in the Derby less than a month ago.

—4. Max Player (15-1) - He was third in the Belmont Stakes and fifth in the Kentucky Derby; the only horse that will appear in all three races and he'll finish in the top five again.

—5. Mr. Big News (12-1) - Made a huge move to finish third at long odds in the Derby; can't see him repeating that effort in here.

—4. Thousand Words (6-1) - Not a big fan of how he acted in the paddock at the Derby with hardly any fans around; trainer Bob Baffert said they are putting a small set of blinkers on him but I'm just not as high on him as some others.

—7. Pneumatic (20-1) - One of three in the race for trainer Steve Asmussen; was fourth in the Belmont and won the Pegasus Stakes. Has been pointing for this race.

—8. Excession (30-1) - Literally, a horse I have no idea what to do with? Was second to Nadal in the March 14 Rebel Stakes at 83-1 but then had surgery to remove a chip in his knee and is making his first start back. Has some talent but a comeback in the Preakness?

—9. NY Traffic (15-1) - Ran second to Authentic in the Haskell but was then eighth in the Derby; don't see him as a factor in this one either.

—10 Jesus' Team (30-1) - Seems to like to get a small piece of the earnings in big races he's run in, but would need a major step forward with this bunch.

—11. Liveyourbeastlife (30-1) - Showed improvement in running second in the Jim Dandy, but that was the same day at the Kentucky Derby and not against a very tough field.