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Charlie Cooper’s Preakness Stakes picks

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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