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The Haiku Handicapper Presented By NYRA Bets: 2022 Preakness Stakes

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Time to analyze the 2022 Preakness Stakes field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five.

To read previous editions of The Haiku Handicapper, click here.

#1 – Simplification
Outran Derby odds
Clunkers are a rarity
Why should that stop now?

#2 – Creative Minister
Supplemented in
McPeek's got him dialed in
Is he good enough?

#3 – Fenwick
His graded debut
Swatted down, Mutombo-like
Facing a class gap

#4 – Secret Oath
Imposing Oaks win
Quieted distance concerns
Must be acknowledged

#5 – Early Voting
Smart to skip Churchill
But he still got caught going
Shorter than today

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#6 – Happy Jack
When he can finish
Within 10 from the winner
I'll pay attention

#7 – Armagnac
Can't pronounce his name
Collmus won't have to, either
When they hit the stretch

#8 – Epicenter
Ran a winning race
But did that disappointment
Empty his gas tank?

#9 – Skippylongstocking
Something positive:
He has a fun name to say
And that's all I've got

Prediction
If his blade's still sharp,
Epicenter is the best
Four, five fill the tri

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