It’s Preakness Week! Time to ramp up for all of the action at Pimlico on Friday, Black-Eyed Susan Day, and Saturday’s program culminating in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.
Preakness news includes the latest contender updates, as well as previews of Black-Eyed Susan Day and Saturday’s card.
The in-depth coverage continues over at TwinSpires.com, where you can find everything from James Scully’s BRIS Speed rating report to Kellie Reilly’s pedigree fun facts in addition to Preakness betting.
As expected, Always Dreaming was installed as the morning-line favorite at 4-5 odds when the posts were drawn for Preakness Stakes 142. The Todd Pletcher trainee will break from the 4 stall with regular rider John Velazquez in the saddle.
Champion Classic Empire, fourth in the Kentucky Derby and the 3-1 second choice in the 10-strong Preakness field, will exit from just outside of Always Dreaming in post 5.
Lookin at Lee, runner-up in the Kentucky Derby last out, was assigned the 9 post and 10-1 odds, while fellow Steve Asmussen trainee Hence, who finished 11th in the Run for the Roses, will break from post 3 with a 20-1 morning line.
Gunnevera drew stall 6 and was given a 15-1 morning line after his Derby seventh-place run.
Multiplier and Cloud Computing, neither of whom competed in the Kentucky Derby, have the respective rail and 2 post at 30-1 and 12-1. Fellow newcomers Term of Art, post 7, and Senior Investment, post 8, were both assigned 30-1 odds on the morning line.
Conquest Mo Money, yet another new shooter in Preakness 142, will break from the far outside post 10 at 15-1 odds.