Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s picks for the 139th Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 17.

Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s picks for the 139th Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 17.


Best Bet: Race 12 California Chrome Best Long Shot: Race 8 Thunder Strike


No. Horse Jockey Comment Odds


Race 1: 1 1/16 Mi (Turf); Maiden Special Weight; Purse $50,000; 3 YO and Up


1 Golden Glint Boyce Regally bred to win early, bullets & Lasix 10-1


15 Magic Cash Pimentel Adds blinkers after game sprint debut 5-1


16 Slip By Castellano Speedster stalked first try on turf 9-2


13 Crown Thy Good Garcia Sharp second out trainer 6-1


4 Relentless Ride Cintron 6-1


8 Margin Castellano 4-1


9 Interpol Garcia 5-1


10 Star Crossed Lover Russell 9-2


3 Leothelionhearted Napravnik 15-1


5 Phlash Phelps McCarthy 20-1


11 Greek God Pimentel 15-1


2 Mount Coronet Carrasco 15-1


12 Madog Karamanos 20-1


6 Rebel Spy Djuric 20-1


7 Big Star Bound Santiago-Reyes 30-1


14 Chollie D Pinero 30-1


Race 2: 1 1/16 Mi; Starter Handicap; Purse $40,000; 3 YO and Up


10 No Brakes Karamanos Loves track and distance 6-1


5 Lunar Rock Russell Completes cold exacta 5-2


7 Regal Warrior McCarthy Off the board once at Pimlico 3-1


1 Outhaul Tunon Will be hoping for rain 15-1


2 Tooth N Claw Napravnik 9-2


9 Who Dat boy Carrasco 10-1


6 Count to Seven Rodriquez 15-1


8 Greek Thunder Santiago 15-1


4 Lagi Lagi Pimentel 20-1


3 Shordawatyadrink Betancourt 20-1


Race 3: 1 1/16 Mi (Turf); Optional Claiming; Purse $55,000; 3 YO and Up


6 Arrive Cintron Sharp since switching to turf 5-2


7 Prospero McCarthy Back to better distance 3-1


4 Romp City Karamanos Very popular in claiming box 6-1


14 Cheyenne Nation Rosario Leading money winner at distance on turf 2-1


5 Good Chemistry Evans 12-1


9 Tom Kitten Bocachina 12-1


10 Manchurian High Russell 15-1


11 Soup d’Coupe Castellano 6-1


8 Going to Market Carrasco 8-1


12 Love’s Not Fair Boyce 15-1


1a Redact Rodriquez 12-1


1 You’re The Boss Rodriquez 12-1


13 Mr. Handsome Acosta 20-1


3 Xmas Sky Perez 20-1


Race 4: 5 Furlongs (Turf) Optional Claiming; Purse $55,000; 3 YO and Up


7 Majestic Hussar Espinoza Runs well fresh 8-5


2 Kathy’s Kitten Rodriguez Competitive at any turf distance 7-2


8 Ascauga Russell Had lots of trouble in lone turf try 9-2


11 Silvertonguedtommy Carrasco Live longshot won stakes on turf 15-1


12 Tuxedo Ray Santiago-Reves 12-1


6 Mystical Terp Carrasco 3-1


3 Star Maneuver Ayuso 9-2


9 Awesome Arceno Acosta 12-1


10 Pushin’ On McCarthy 20-1


14 Robthe Cradle Boyce 15-1


13 Hope Still Springs Whitacre 8-1


15 Just Sayin McCarthy 20-1


1a High Bar Rosa 10-1


1 I.E. Flash Cruise 10-1


4 The Man’s Hoss Napravnik 15-1


5 Peppermint Prince Karamanos 12-1


Race 5: 6 Furlongs; MARYLAND SPRINT HANDICAP; Purse $150,000; 3 YO and Up


2 Happy My Way Bravo Looks unbeatable 6-5


3 Lemon Drop Dream Santana Goes for 5th win in last 6 starts 4-1


4 Salutos Amigos Castellano Undefeated since switching barns 3-1


5 Sevice for Ten Russell Will love pace scenario 6-1


6 Action Andy karamanos 8-1


1 Sneaking Uponyou Saez 12-1


Race 6: 5 Furlongs turf; THE VERY ONE STAKES; Purse $100,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO&Up


3 Madame Giry McCarthy Stakes winner loves distance 5-1


7 Ageless Garcia Will be rolling late 9-2


4 Tizgale Bravo Undefeated on turf 8-1


12 Sensible Lady Rosario Wins at 50% clip on turf 7-2


15 Joyous Music 15-1


11 Jewel of a Cat Velazquez 10-1


9 Knit One Purr Too Whitacre 20-1


1 Allwewantforxmas Serpa 10-1


6 Quality Lass Castellano 12-1


13 To My Valentine Espinoza 8-1


5 Galiana Carrasco 30-1


2 Too Clever by Half 30-1


14 The Bop Express Perez 30-1


10 Perfect Measure Cintron 15-1


8 Nastar Medallist Boyce 30-1


Race 7: 6 Furlongs; CHICK LANG STAKES; Purse $100,000; 3 YO


9 Brewing Saez Wire to wire 8-5


4 Ground Control Cintron 3 bullets since 2 easy victories 5-1


8 Prudhoe Bay Serpa Could sit the perfect trip 10-1


2 Extrasexyhipzster Pimentel Should love the cutback 3-1


5 Meadowood Castellano 5-1


3 Jessethemarine Caraballo 15-1


1 Germaniac Acosta 20-1


7 Elevated Russell 15-1


6 Moon Song McCarthy 20-1


Race 8: 1 Mi (Turf); JAMES W MURPHY STAKES; Purse $100,000; 3 YO


6 Thunder Strike Velazquez Had prep, flies today 8-1


9 Ground Control Cintron Undefeated on dirt 6-1


2 Camden Street Bravo Speedster game off layoff 7-2


1 Special Envoy Garcia Has a ton of late foot 3-1


3 Sonny Inspired Carrasco 8-1


4 Wallyanna Castellano 8-1


11 Elevated Russell 20-1


8 Open the Bank Batista 20-1


10 Allstar Bocachica 30-1


7 Germaniac Boyce 30-1


Race 9: 1 1/16 Mi (Turf); GALLORETTE HANDICAP; Purse $150,000; Fillies & Mares;3 YO &Up


10 Watsdachances Castellano No excuses today 4-1


7 Strathnaver Rosario Back on turf 3-1


6 Lady Ten Pimentel Has won 2 of 3 tries this distance 10-1


9 Starstruck Clark Good barn to follow 5-1


3 Somali Lemonade Saez 7-2


5 Daydreamin Gracie Evans 20-1


8 Triple Arch Bocachica 10-1


2 Embarr Boyce 15-1


1 Surtsey Contreras 15-1


4 Brenda’s Way McCarthy 30-1


Race 10: 1 1/16 Mi; SIR BARTON STAKES; Purse $100,000; 3 YO


11 Charge Now Trained by the best 9-2


8 Ground Control Cintron Should love more ground 10-1


2 Six Spot Santana Blinkers on could be the difference 5-1


10 Class Leader Graham Adds 3 useful works since Ill. Derby try 7-2


3 Life in Shambles 6-1


4 He’s Achance Russell 15-1


5 Master Lightning Velazquez 6-1


6 Starry Moon Rodriquez 8-1


7 Mr. Rover Carrasco 15-1


1 Sea View Chino Caraballo 12-1


9 Allstar Bocachica 30-1


Race 11: 1 1/16 Mi (Turf); DIXIE STAKES; Purse $400,000; 3 YO & Up


3 Charming Kitten Velazquez Sit and roll late 9-2


4 Roadhog Carmouche Needed last, loves distance 8-1


8 Up With the Birds Rosario Wins at 60% clip 5-1


6 Hey Leroy Castellano Half of career wins this distance 5-2


7 Chamois Bravo 6-1


9 Utley Prado 8-1


2 Nutello McCarthy 12-1


1 Fredericksburg Saez 12-1


5 Hamp Santiago 12-1


10 Quick Wit Espinoza 20-1


Race 12: 1 3/16 Mi; PREAKNESS STAKES; Purse $1,500,000; 3 YO


3 California Chrome Espinoza Should roll on again 3-5


10 Ride On Curlin Rosario Rolls late for exacta 10-1


1 Dynamic Impact Mena Inside speedster will keep them honest 12-1


8 Social Inclusion Contreras Training well since game Wood Memorial 5-1


5 Bayem Napravnik 10-1


2 General a Rod Castellano 15-1


7 Kid Cruz Pimentel 20-1


4 Ring Weekend Garcia 20-1


6 Ria Antonia Borel 30-1


9 Pable Del Monte Sanchez 20-1


Race 13: 6 Furlongs; Maiden Special Weight; Purse $50,000; 3 YO and Up


5 My Son Ernie Cintron Graduation day 9-5


1a Negrito Pimentel Adds two bullets since good try 3-1


3 Sir Sidney Russell Dirt may be the key 4-1


2 Troubled Waters Marquez Regally bred from good barn 10-1


6 Take This Garcia 6-1


4 Larry Le Roi Napravnik 10-1


7 Nevsky Bocachica 12-1


9 Fara’s Kid McCarthy 15-1


1 Loren’s Rock Boyce 3-1


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