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

We were second best today. I wouldn’t change anything. I have no complaints and unfortunately, we were second best today. He felt great, perfect. He felt good, and did everything the right way. He broke well out of the gate and unfortunately we were running against the best horse in the country. I told Mick that it was a very good race. The best horses in the country showed up today and gave a great performance. This was Justify’s game plan and it suited him, his ability to be able to go to the lead. I had to try and catch him today. I think it will be interesting in the Derby because I think there will be more speed, it will be interesting. It will suit my horse, he’ll be able to sit off that faster pace but I’m still very satisfied with today and my horse’s performance. It was emotional turning for home because I’m trying to catch the best horse in the country and I’m thinking, ‘I’m happy. I’m very pleased.’ Justify has the ability to go to the lead, has a lot of speed and he took it easily today.”

Javier Castellano, Rider of the runner-up Bolt d’Oro in the Santa Anita Derby

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