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’ll definitely run Tiz Mischief and Bandito. I’ll also probably enter Free Drop Billy and Hollywood Star, but most likely just one of them will run. The other one I’ll wait a week and send over to Tampa,” said Romans, referring to the Feb. 10 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.

Trainer Dale Romans, said he intends to enter as many as four horses in the Grade 2, $350,000 Holy Bull. Entries be will taken on Wednesday

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