Offbeat Justify draws 7 post, is heavy 1-2 favorite for Preakness

02:10  17 may  2018
02:10  17 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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After its dominant efficiency in wet, muddy circumstances to win the Kentucky Derby by 2 half lengths, Justify is justifiably the heavy favourite to take the Preakness as lots of the Derby contenders is not going to be competing, together with next post . All of the Easter Eggs in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

The reigning Kentucky Derby champion is a heavy 2 /5 favorite at press time, and his odds are likely to shorten now that Bolt d'Oro, the third favorite at 10/ 1 , has The post position draw for the Preakness is Wednesday, with a maximum of 14 horses allowed to compete. Justify has been galloping with

Mike Smith rides Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) © The Associated Press Mike Smith rides Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

BALTIMORE — Justify is the 1-2 morning-line favorite in an eight-horse field at the Preakness coming off his impressive win in the Kentucky Derby.

Trainer Bob Baffert's undefeated colt will leave from the same No. 7 post that he did at the Derby. Baffert is 4-0 with Derby winners at the Preakness and has the opportunity to win his second Triple Crown in four years after American Pharoah did it in 2015.

Baffert says being such a heavy favorite puts more pressure on Justify, who beat Good Magic by 2½ lengths in the Derby.

Justify will face three other challengers he beat two weeks ago at Churchill Downs — Good Magic, Lone Sailor and Bravazo — and four horses who skipped the Derby — Quip, Tenfold, Sporting Chance and Diamond King.

No. 5 Good Magic is the second choice at 3-1, and No. 1 Quip is third at 12-1.

Bob Baffert compares Justify to LeBron, American Pharoah .
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