Preakness 2018 picks and betting tips

Race 1: 10:30am

Autostrade comes into this one lightly raced but is the class of the field with the impressive maiden win at Gulfstream and second-place effort at Keeneland. Should stalk for a bit and take over when ready.

Taco Supreme is a local horse who is in good form lately. Cheaper than Autostrade but could get a piece.

Autostrade should get it done. Bet him confidently to win and on top in your exacta over Taco Supreme and Flash Attack.

Liam Durbin is owner-handicapper of He shares his Triple Crown picks and betting tips with The Baltimore Sun each year.