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Randy Moss Explains Why Fillies Have The Ability To Succeed At The Preakness

On today's Pardon My Take... RANDY MOSS! The horse racing expert joined Mr. Cat and Mr. Commenter on today's show to preview every angle of this weekend's Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. Who are Randy's picks for the race and what other storylines should we keep our eyes out for? One of the big ones includes a filly (female horse) participating in this year's race - Secret Oath. How much of a chance does she have to cross the finish line first on Saturday? Moss gives some background notes on this storyline:

Mr. Commenter: So, you alluded to the filly, Secret Oath - if you were to pick like one of the Triple Crown races that fillies tend to fare the best in, would it be the Preakness?

Randy Moss: Yes. We haven't had a filly that's won the Kentucky Derby since Winning Colors in 1988, or Genuine Risk in 1980. Before that, you had to go back into the teens like Regret (1915). So, you know, it doesn't happen very often, but we saw Rachel Alexandra, for example, beat the boys in the Preakness, I think that was 2009, very impressively. But I do think that the Preakness is usually a better race for fillies than the Kentucky Derby.

Mr. Cat: Yeah, I think it's six times a filly has won the Preakness, which is more than the other two. So, in terms of the price for a filly, for people who don't know horse racing, a filly is a female horse. It usually does like float up on race day. Do you think there's little bit of value in a filly at the Preakness who, when you sit there on Saturday and you're watching the price float up, you're like, "Hey, this horse is really good. People are just not betting it because it's a filly."

Randy Moss: She's gotten so much publicity because of her Kentucky Oaks win and because of Wayne Lukas (trainer), and she has run against the boys before in the Arkansas Derby right before the Oaks. Yeah, I don't think… I kind of doubt that her price is going to float up that much just because she's a filly. I think she'll be a good price, simply because Epicenter, in my opinion, is going to be 4-to-5 of even money, and that's going to drive the price up on everybody else. So, I think she'll probably be 6-to-1 or so by the time they put them in.

Mr. Cat nailed it. Six fillies have won the Preakness Stakes before, including just two years ago in 2020 (Swiss Skydiver). Can Secret Oath join that elite company? Randy Moss isn't ruling it out. Check him out on NBC for race coverage all weekend.