Preakness Stakes 2018: Justify prohibitive favorite in morning-line odds

Kentucky Derby winner Justify draws 7 post, is heavy 1-2 favorite for Preakness

A repeat of the sloppy track that greeted the 20 horses in the Kentucky Derby seems likely on Saturday with showers and thunderstorms expected in Baltimore this weekend.

As he did with 2015 Triple Crown victor American Pharoah, Baffert chose to put Justify in the middle of the Preakness barn rather than in Stall 40, the traditional home of the Derby victor.

Justify was made the top choice in Saturday's odds when a field of eight was entered Wednesday evening for the 143rd running of the Preakness.

If Justify wins at Pimlico, he'll get a shot at a Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes in New York June 9. The 143rd Preakness Stakes is scheduled to take place on May 20, 2017 at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland. Grandstand and premium ticket information can be found here.

Good Magic, trained by Chad Brown, galloped on Pimlico's muddy track for a second straight day on Wednesday.

Take a shuttle bus to the Metro Station at Hayward Avenue and Park Heights Ave. He'll be ridden by jockey Florent Geroux. Among them will be some familiar faces - Good Magic, Bravazo, and Lone Sailor will all look to improve upon their finishes at Churchill Downs. Quip and Lone Sailor followed a few minutes later. Sporting Chance won the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga as a 2-year-old.

Could legal sports gambling become a reality in Colorado?
Instead, to save money on federal law enforcement, it relied on states' existing prohibitions plus the ban on authorization. It is important to note these numbers are based the "best case" scenario, assuming all 50 states legalize sports betting.

NASA Sending Helicopter To Mars, Aiming For An Aviation First
In the 2008 film "Wall-E", the titular robot uses a fire extinguisher to zoom around in space while his friend Eva looks on. Afterwards, communication relay for the InSight mission will be taken over by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter .

Citing Karnataka, Congress and RJD to Stake Claim in Goa and Bihar
The BJP-led government in Goa is headed by Manohar Parrikar, who is now undergoing treatment in the U.S. for a pancreatic ailment. In the 2015 Bihar state polls, former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad's RJD emerged as the single largest party.

Baffert has six Preakness wins, and he'll be joined this year by another six-time Preakness-winning trainer, D. Wayne Lukas. Prior to the Kentucky Derby, he won the Santa Anita Derby.

Trainer Chad Brown's lone victor of a Triple Crown race was Cloud Computing in last year's Preakness.

Both men have always been members of racing's Hall of Fame - Smith was inducted in 2003 and Baffert in 2009 - and have forged a recent alliance that has produced spectacular results. Tenfold is owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC.

Favorites often win the Preakness and longshots rarely do. Bodemeister was second by a neck in 2012, four years before they began dominating graded stakes racing.

Vinnie Iyer: 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. The colt has never been in front at the early calls of his races so, on paper, Justify, at worst, is going to get a similar pace-pressing trip he got in the Derby without the supersonic early fractions. Eligible to run in the Kentucky Derby based on points, the connections elected to wait for the second jewel of the Triple Crown, and it paid off. It was there for Baffert if he wanted it, but the white-haired Hall of Fame trainer opted for a cubicle that was far less obtrusive. His jockey is Luis Saez.

Bravazo will show a little more bravado with more room to operate against lesser horses.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mets, Jays both aiming to rebound from losses
May 17, 2018 - 20:26
The Mets avoided a shutout courtesy of Brandon Nimmo's ninth-inning, two-out solo home run to left to cap his nine-pitch at-bat. The Mets were shut out seven times last season. "Yeah, it was just a fun game", said Happ, who improved to 5-3 with a 4.15 ERA.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top LucasFilms Hopes There Will Be a Solo Donald Glover 'Star Wars' Spin-off
May 17, 2018 - 20:18
Though he's not the titular star of the film, Glover has been one of the Solo spin-off's biggest draws since he was cast. Solo now has a so-so critic score of 72% on Rotten Tomatoes . "It would be fun to tell the story of Han and Chewie".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool deserved 'crazy ride' to final
May 17, 2018 - 20:15
There are a few moments that are hard [to overcome] but when you've overcome them, you can go even further for another 30 minutes. It's reported Liverpool midfielder Emre Can's move to Juventus will be announced after the Champions League final.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top National Weather Service confirms 2 tornadoes in Putnam Co
May 17, 2018 - 20:04
The cleanup is underway Wednesday in NY after severe storms ripped through the area , leaving a trail of destruction. There was a similar accident killed a woman just north of there who was also inside a auto when a tree came down.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Terrorists ID'ed Among 62 People Killed on Gaza Border
May 17, 2018 - 20:04
Gaza protesters have hurled flaming tires, firebombs and stones toward Israeli troops, and tried to attack the border fence. The Palestinians held a one-day general strike and called for three days of mourning for the victims.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top BCCI announces squad for Women's T20 Challenge match
May 17, 2018 - 20:03
She has also captained Maharashtra Women's team in Inter-State T20 and India Blue in Challenger Trophy earlier this year. The match will kick start at 2.00 pm and will be telecast live in India and across the world.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sky and HBO to make documentary about Serial subject Adnan Syed
May 17, 2018 - 19:59
The series will have a soundtrack by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. The impact of the podcast " Serial " continues to be felt.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top RED Hydrogen One heading to AT&T and Verizon this summer
May 17, 2018 - 19:53
One person made a video about the phone, showing off that it is real but that person didn't show off its screen capabilities. RED said that they didn't have an official shipping date yet because they were at the mercy of the certification process.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top City of palaces is India's Cleanest Medium City' tag
May 17, 2018 - 19:45
The civic body had focused on ODF status for which along with public toilets, modular toilets were also placed across the city. Navi Mumbai won the award for being India's best in solid waste management among cities with a population of over 10 lakh.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Frontier Airlines adding service from Jacksonville to San Antonio
May 17, 2018 - 19:45
The flights will depart Omaha's Eppley Airfield at 10 a.m. on those days and be on Airbus A319 aircraft seating 150 passengers. To get the low fare tickets must be purchased by May 18 with travel on Mondays beginning August 13 and through November 14.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Taylor Swift Masked Intruder Slapped With Restraining Order
May 17, 2018 - 19:40
While Swift won't have to worry about Jaffar bothering her, the singer unfortunately is dealing with a second alleged stalker. Taylor Swift has been granted a restraining order against the man who was arrested at her Beverly Hills home last month.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US President Donald Trump compares illegal immigrants with animals
May 17, 2018 - 19:39
Brown responded on Twitter, writing that Trump "is lying on immigration, lying about crime and lying about the laws of CA". Trump also said the U.S. has the "dumbest" immigration laws in the world. "But we want people based on merit".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top No Artist, Writer Credits For Cover Or Live Videos, YouTube Spokesperson Confirms
May 17, 2018 - 19:05
So, if any video features "Animals" by Martin Garrix , the song's full credits will be listed underneath the video. On certain songs, details such as artist, songwriter, publisher and label information will appear.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple Considers North Carolina for Second Campus Location
May 17, 2018 - 18:57
Speaking of which, the company's search for a possible spot in Virginia is apparently on a quieter level than in North Carolina. Apple has since been scouting for the location of the new Apple campus, which it said will be announced this year.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Utah man jailed in Venezuela pleas for freedom in video
May 17, 2018 - 18:51
Relatives of political prisoners held in one of Venezuela's most notorious prisons say the inmates have staged an uprising. Her son's trial was scheduled to start Tuesday but he wasn't brought to court for the hearing, she said.