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By Charlotte Carroll May 18, The Preakness is followed by the Belmont Stakes on June 9. A full list of odds is below. Here are the post positions and morning line odds for the Preakness field, according to Vegas Insider. The morning line odds will be updated before the race. The only question of Justify will be how quickly it can recover to win another strong race, but here's where the rest as a 2-year-old and nothing but wins as a 3-year-old will give it major boost to bring home an even more comfortable victory at Pimlico.
When Baffert believes so strongly in a horse, he is usually, well, justified. The Derby pull-away was expected and Justify should easily win in the shorter distance. Facts to know before picking a horse. Bravazo will show a little more bravado with more room to operate against lesser horses, although Diamond King could push for a major upset.
Steve Asmussen feels that Tenfold has improved enough to deserve another chance at the highest level. Regular rider Ricardo Santana Jr.
Lightly raced and improving. His performance was impressive, the kind that very good horses produce in big races. The alert break from the gate put Justify in perfect position, which allowed him to seize the lead whenever he pleased. Despite running fast early in the race, he was able to turn back a serious threat from Good Magic while running the final half mile in: However, the day after the Derby, Justify and Baffert made an appearance outside the barn, which turned into a media storm when the son of Scat Daddy had a noticeable limp in the left hind leg.
The explanation changed only a daily basis. Finally, Elliot Walden from co-ower WinStar said the horse was treated for a crack in his hoof. In any case, Justify has returned to the racetrack and the reports are positive. Baffert has never lost the Preakness with one of his Kentucky Derby winners. Justify looks to be an odds-on favorite to continue that amazing record and give Baffert his fifth chance at winning the Triple Crown.
On that day the late runners did get an ideal setup, and Bravazo was one of several that took advantage of the fast pace. The Preakness could also have quick early fractions and in this smaller field he probably has a chance to get in the top three or four.
Could hit the board. So with the Kentucky Derby horses usually getting heavily bet, it will be difficult to find value wagering on Justify.