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
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

I knew the Withers was probably not going to be as tough as the Gotham. We’re feeling really good about it now…One thing’s for sure, he’s not going to be short coming back that close off a mile race. If he doesn’t get it, maybe he doesn’t get it.”

Trainer Jason Servis, confirmed that Firenze Fire would indeed run in next Saturday’s $250,000 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct

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