Preakness 2017 Horses: Entry List, Vegas Odds and Dark-Horse Favorites

Re-posted from Bleacher Report

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Always Dreaming will bid to win the second leg of the Triple Crown when the 2017 Preakness Stakes takes place at Baltimore’s Pimlico course on Saturday, May 20.

The winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby is the betting favorite at evens to win at Preakness. However, Classic Empire is sure to be a strong challenger after finishing fourth, despite being disrupted by a three-horse collision at Churchill Downs.

Lookin At Lee is also a contender, while Gunnevera may be the best of the dark-horse picks for the 142nd edition of the Preakness.

Here is the projected field for the second leg of the Triple Crown, along with the latest odds, per Oddschecker:

Preakness 2017 Projected Field and Odds
HorseTrainerJockeyOdds
Always DreamingTodd PletcherJohn VelazquezEVEN
Classic EmpireMark CasseJulien Leparaoux5-1
Lookin At LeeSteve AsmussenCorey Lanerie10-1
HenceSteve AsmussenFlorent Geroux14-1
GunneveraAntonio SanoMike Smith16-1
Conquest Mo MoneyMiguel HernandezJorge Carreno16-1
Cloud ComputingChad BrownJavier Castellano20-1
MultiplierBrendan WalshJoel Rosario25-1
Senior InvestmentKen McPeekChanning Hill25/1
Term of ArtDoug O’NeillJoseph Talamo33/1

Like expected, he is picking it up nicely. Angel (Garcia, the exercise rider aboard for the Sunday morning workout) said he felt wonderful and was happy with him. I do expect to work him in company with Gettysburg next week. I think the gallop-out will pick up because of company, because of competition. I actually don’t think next week’s work will be faster than today. The difference will be company, and we’re right on schedule… Being off in 13, 25 (seconds to start the work) is what I was looking for, and letting him be who he is from there.

Trainer Steve Asmussen, after Gun Runner’s workout at The Fair Grounds on Sunday morning

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