Picking Preakness with a do-over

Updated: May 14, 2009, 2:09 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

Usually, the best way to pick a Preakness winner is to go back to the Kentucky Derby, figure out what happened, why it happened and who's ready to come up big in the second round. This time? After the strangest, most confusing outcome in the history of the Triple Crown series, there's no sense in trying to make any sense out of the Kentucky Derby. I'm just going to pretend it didn't happen.

I thought Friesan Fire would run a huge race in the Derby. Instead, he was awful, finishing 18th, ...

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