Jeff's Grade 1 Preakness Stakes Selection (Race 13)
#5 Early Voting (7/2) Win & Place
I have been on the Epicenter bandwagon, picking him to win his past three races. At 6/5 and two week turnaround, I'm jumping off after his career-best 105 Equibase speed figure. Chad Brown skipped the Kentucky Derby to train this 3-year colt by Gun Runner and specifically point to this race. Early Voting finished second by a neck to Mo Donegal in the Grade 2 Wood Memorial on April 9th at Aqueduct. Mo Donegal came back to run well in the Kentucky Derby and should be one of your favorites in the Belmont Stakes. Not sold on the filly Secret Oath, coming back after 15 days while sporting a dosage over 8. Early Voting is fresh, with improving speed figures in all three career starts. Chad Brown wins 27% with horses returning from 1-2 month layoff. I really like this new shooter quite a bit!