BALTIMORE — No rail for Bo-rail.

Don’t look for jockey Calvin Borel to be riding the rail in the Preakness. He’s so confident in Super Saver, the Kentucky Derby winner, even boasting the colt will win the Triple Crown, that he’s come up with a new strategy.

Borel expects today’s race to be the opposite of the speed-crazed Derby, where he used his usual rail-hugging ride to guide Super Saver to a 2-length victory in the slop.

If another horse wants to go to the lead, Borel can position Super Saver just off the pace. If not, he said he and his colt will take it to their 11 rivals after breaking from post No. 8.

Super Saver has won races either on the lead or from a stalking position, giving Borel options in the 13⁄16-mile race.

“I’m not going to ride him like I did the last time, on the fence, I don’t believe,” he said Friday.

Super Saver is the early 5-2 favorite for the $1 million Preakness. If the colt can back up Borel’s bragging, he’ll set himself up for a Triple Crown try in three weeks in the Belmont Stakes.

“This colt is starting to peak at the right time and it’s a big, big plus,” Borel said.

It’s been 32 years since Affirmed swept the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont to become horse racing’s 11th Triple Crown winner. With females Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta dominating racing these days, the sport is hungry to anoint a king and capture public interest that wanes outside its major races.

“I’m always confident in my horse. I maybe say things that I shouldn’t, that I’m going to win it,” Borel said. “I don’t know if people understand, but if you’re going to ride, why don’t you want to win it? C’mon. That’s me. I’m coming here to win the race.”

So is trainer Todd Pletcher, who hasn’t won the Preakness in four tries. Despite having saddled 24 horses for the Derby, he didn’t win it until he sent in Super Saver with Borel aboard.

“Todd has the first line of his tombstone: Winner of the 2010 Kentucky Derby,” trainer Bob Baffert said jokingly.

Baffert will saddle 3-1 second choice Lookin At Lucky, the beaten favorite who was compromised by starting on the rail in the Derby. This time he’ll be in the No. 7 post, right next to Super Saver, with new rider Martin Garcia replacing Garrett Gomez.

“Everything is going to be pushed down to the inside,” Baffert said. “The whole key to the race is what (Kent) Desormeaux does (on Paddy O’Prado). Kent will probably start the tempo and the rest of us have to fall into it.”

Desormeaux knows Pimlico’s tight turns better than just about anyone. He won riding titles at the track earlier in his career and won the 2008 Preakness aboard Big Brown.

“You have to ride aggressively,” said Baffert, a four-time Preakness winner. “That (first) turn comes up quickly. Everything bad happens in that first turn.”