Still, he acknowledges, there could be trouble in a field that's likely to include horses named Norman Asbjornson, King Congie and Sway Away.
"This certainly has more similar names, more similar letters and possible tongue-twister combinations than any Preakness I have called so far," Rodman says. "I haven't been caught off guard in the Preakness, not yet. But 'yet' is the keyword."
Here are ten classics that should be charter members in a Hall of Fame for thoroughbred name:
•Odor in the Court
•Deweycheatumnhowe (The Three Stooges' favorite law firm)
•Arrrrr (Clearly, named by an owner who saw "Pirates of the Caribbean" one too many times)
•Hoof Hearted (Say it fast, add a question mark and start snickering)
•Nosupeforyou ('Seinfeld' lives!)
•Bates Motel (whose sires included Blondeinamotel, Instant Checkout and Last Shower)
•Dangling Chad (one of scores of similar names registered in the wake of the disputed 2000 election)
•In Front (so the racetrack announcer could announce "In Front in front")