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Last Updated May 20, 2022, 20:56 PM

Black-Eyed Susan Picks, Predictions, Odds

VegasInsider horse racing expert Anthony Stabile will be providing his Free Picks and Finish Predictions for key races throughout the prep season and he's focusing on one race for Friday, May 20, 2022 -- the 2022 Black-Eyed Susan.

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Black-Eyed Susan Resources

  • Date: Friday, May 20, 2022
  • Post-Time: 5:44 p.m. ET
  • Race: 13
  • Distance-Length: Dirt, 1 1/8 Miles
  • Qualification: Three-year-olds, Fillies
  • Track: Pimlico Racecourse
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • OddsPreakness Stakes Odds
The Black-Eyed Susan will begin on Fri., May 20 at 5:44 p.m. on USA. (AP)

Black-Eyed Susan Picks

IF I'M RIGHT...

  1. (7) Distinctlypossible
  2. (10) Adare Manor
  3. (9) Interstatedaydream
  4. (12) Favor

SUGGESTED BETS..

  • EXACTA 7 over 9, 10, 12
  • TRIFECTA BOX 7, 9, 10, 12

(Morning Line Odds)

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1) DIVINE HUNTRESS (15-1)

She looked like she could have a nice future ahead of her following the open lengths maiden score at Parx while making her route debut in her first start for this sharp barn, but a subsequent class rise to this level proved too much for her to handle. Filly did offer a little more early in Aqueduct’s Gazelle last time out and wasn’t beaten too badly off the wide trip on a day when the inside of the track was the place to be, but she will need to take another good step forward to get in the mix for even a minor share of this purse.

2) MISSY GREER (20-1)

Last out maiden winner showed good speed in doing so and has certainly improved since being given blinkers for the move to dirt for her third career start, but she didn’t beat much in that one turn score at Gulfstream Park. Her rider Luis Saez won this race in 2016 with Go Maggie Go and she is kin to Gronkowski, runner up to Justify in the 2018 Belmont Stakes, so maybe this 2 turn configuration helps her. Her speed will be on display from this inside draw, but there are others who figure to want the lead as well and the big class rise is not insignificant.

3) MISS YEARWOOD (20-1)

Cuts back a half furlong off a powerful maiden win at Churchill Downs and she’s returned to work sharply. There’s plenty of speed in the heat that should help set up her late kick. Class rise is a big one but we know she will get this trip and the price figures to be right to try and get her in the exotics mix.

4) MIDNIGHT STROLL (15-1)

Florida bred has looked like a new filly since returning to the races for her sophomore year and being given Lasix. She’ll get a big rider switch to a pilot, Javier Castellano, who has won this race 3 times for the stretch back out to 2 turns for a barn that does well with the move. Filly has had plenty of time to prepare for this and though the waters get deeper, wouldn’t be surprised to see her outrun her morning line odds.

5) BEGUINE (12-1)

Just missed after sitting a great trip down inside in Oaklawn Park’s G3 Fantasy Stakes behind a winner who returned to run up the track in the Kentucky Oaks, a race this gal failed to draw into a couple of weeks back. The 7 week break could prove to her benefit and she has worked well in the interim for this race.

6) LUNA BELLE (9-2)

Enters this biggest test of her career seeking her sixth straight stakes score after 5 open lengths wins at Laurel Park. Most recent effort earned a career best speed figure and it came in her first 2 turn try. Expect she’ll have little problem with today’s added half panel and there is speed in front of her here. The morning line price seems a little low for a local circuit runner who has yet to race over this particular racetrack, however.

7) DISTINCTLYPOSSIBLE (6-1)

Ran into a couple of good ones when runner up in each of her 2 starts as a juvenile and returned in sharp form to break her maiden at Keeneland last month. Daughter of 2007 Horse of the Year Curlin should have little trouble with the added ground she’ll tackle today. Already proven as a G1 stakes performer, she certainly has a right to take a big step forward with a top barn in her corner.

8) CANDY LIGHT (20-1)

She’s another Maryland based filly who has yet to set foot on this main track but she enters the heat fresh with a decent second place finish behind today’s foe Luna Belle last time she ran. Don’t know how much the 2 turn trip will move her up, however, and she will have to improve.

9) INTERSTATEDAYDREAM (6-1)

Took a step back off the big return score with new Lasix at Oaklawn Park while trying Keeneland’s G1 Ashland behind the subsequent Kentucky Oaks runner up. She may be set to move forward again with a sharp set of interim drills behind her and she does have the tactical foot to loom a big threat from just off the pace. Big player.

10) ADARE MANOR (5-2)

Just missed as the odds on chalk while arguing the fractions all the way in the G1 Santa Anita Oaks when last sighted and the gal who necked her at the finish returned to run third in the Kentucky Oaks, flattering her effort. Her jockey John Velazquez has won this race twice. Her prior route attempts over the winter were excellent and she’s working like she’s ready to get back to that level right now. Clearly the one they’ll have to beat.

11) RADIO DAYS (12-1)

Hasn’t looked as good in her last couple of tries as she did when beginning her career last fall in New York. Both her rider Joel Rosario (Army Wife last year) and trainer Shug McGaughey (twice) have won this race. She didn’t get much better when stretched out to a flat mile two back in the Busher at Aqueduct and don’t know that the two turn trip of this heat will help her offer enough improvement to contend.

12) FAVOR (8-1)

Wasn’t good enough when trying stakes company for the first time in the last out G2 Fair Grounds Oaks when unable to get to the defending juvenile filly champion Echo Zulu who returned to run quite well in defeat in the Kentucky Oaks. Her trainer Todd Pletcher has won this race four times. Like the gray’s tactical foot and she is lightly raced and on the improve. She’s worth a good look.

13) MORNING MATCHA (20-1)

Offered little when stepped up to the graded stakes ranks in New York after hitting the board in all 9 of her previous starts. She did work well at her Parx base last week and does have some late kick so if things heat up maybe she’s coming late, but even if she moves forward it’s tough to endorse her as anything more than a deep exotics threat.

IF I'M RIGHT...

7 – DISTINCTLYPOSSIBLE tracks a solid early pace and rolls past the front runners in the lane to take the Black Eyed Susan Stakes. 10 – ADARE MANOR is prominent from the opening bell in her first East Coast start and kicks off pace pressure but settles for second money. 9 – INTERSTATEDAYDREAM bounces back and fights it out for the minor placings with 12 – FAVOR.

SUGGESTED PLAYS...

  • EXACTA 7 over 9, 10, 12
  • TRIFECTA BOX 7, 9, 10, 12
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