Justify Favorite For Preakness
Kentucky Derby winner Justify is the heavy favorite to win Saturday's Preakness Stakes.
He will break from starting gate seven in the eight-horse field and has been installed as the 1-to-2 morning-line favorite in the second leg the Triple Crown.
Derby runner-up Good Magic will break from gate five and is the second choice at 3-to-1.
Quip will start on the rail and is the third pick at 12-to-1.
Post-time on Saturday is 6:20 p.m. Eastern. The final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, will run on Saturday, June 9th.
Within minutes of their arrival at Pimlico Race Course, Kentucky Derby winner Justify and his trainer circled the stakes barn at a rapid clip.
''I love this place. It's my favorite leg of the Triple Crown because it's a relaxed atmosphere,'' Baffert said.
''We're all in here together in the same barn so we get to hang out together.
The tension of the Derby is over. We have a Derby winner.
It's a way to celebrate the Derby winner and see who gets the next leg.''