Justify draws 7 post, is heavy favourite to win Preakness

Justify draws 7 post, is heavy favourite to win Preakness

Post position has seemed much less important in the Preakness than in the Kentucky Derby because of the smaller fields (the Kentucky Derby usually features 20 horses) and the layout of the race, with the Preakness allowing more time for horses to get into position before the first turn. 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. Each of Baffert's four Derby winners has also won the Preakness.

A field of eight horses is set for Saturday's race at Pimlico Race Course. I watched him all week.

"He's run on two wet tracks and he's won on them", Baffert said.

The good news is that betting on horse racing is legal across the United States, unlike betting on other sports, so you won't have a problem getting picks down online. "Where some of us will have to have a little help, he has the ability to do it when he wants to". I don't think that on his best day he's as good as Justify but what if something goes wrong?

Starlight Racing managing partner and CEO Jack Wolf and Head of Plains majority owner Sol Kumin, who do not have a stake in Quip, echoed Walden's comments about giving the son of Distorted Humor the opportunity to race this week in Maryland.

His jockey in the Derby, Luis Contreras, said, "I was surprised how good he handled the sloppy track".

An elephant in the room remains. Justify has proven he can win, even in less-than-ideal track conditions. Would the four owners even consider sending out Audible in the Belmont with a Triple Crown at stake?

Wolf was philosophical and did not immediately rule it out. There will be just one horse outside of him Saturday at Pimlico. "We all have to talk about it and I understand how things can change when the Triple Crown is on the line".

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"No. 7 is an awesome spot for Justify", Amoss said.

You can see where every horse stands heading into the race below.

Demling followed up last year's Kentucky Derby win by successfully calling Cloud Computing as one of his long shots with a chance to win the Preakness.

The Federico Tesio victor has been known to jump up and hit the board in the Preakness and Diamond King is good enough to pull that off.

Trifecta bet: Wheel Justify over Diamond King, Good Magic, Lone Sailor and Sporting Chance.

Two other Derby horses will try to turn the tables on Justify - sixth-place finisher Bravazo and eighth-place finisher Lone Sailor. "As a jockey, you open your mouth, say what you think, and then drop it".

Not only can he understand it, Turcotte lived through it at the Preakness 46 years ago.

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