Preakness Stakes 2018 results: Live updates, odds, lineup, post time, contenders, horses
Justify will try to take the second leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday on a muddy track at Pimlico
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, but is that good or bad news for favorite Justify? The 3-year-old colt won the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago on the rainiest day in Kentucky Derby history. One thing that will look much different at Pimlico Race Course: the . at the Preakness.
Eight horses will charge out of the start for the second leg of the American Triple Crown, the smallest Preakness field since 2000, and after a, this year's competition figures to warrant just as much attention as Justify looks to become the first Thoroughbred to take all three of the famed Grade 1 Stakes races since American Pharaoh did it in 2015. In doing so, he's also vying to become the fifth straight Derby winner under trainer Baffert to also win the Preakness, and he'll have to do it from post No. 7, a familiar spot.
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Here's a complete look at the 2018 Preakness Stakes post positions and morning-line odds:
Post draw, odds
Justify back at No. 7
After winning the Kentucky Derby rather handily from the No. 7 post, Justify will stay in that spot for the Preakness, and he's a big favorite with 1-2 morning-line odds. After facing off with 19 other Thoroughbreds in Louisville, this post probably gets a little better for the Preakness favorite considering he's got only seven other horses to deal with on Saturday.
Best and worst post positions
It's a little harder to pinpoint "bad" positions when there's only eight horses running as opposed to 20, but Quip, on the outside at Post 1, isn't necessarily in a good position unless his team thinks he can run full bore from the get-go and overpower Justify down the stretch. The D. Wayne Lukas-trained Bravazo at Post 8, meanwhile, will be right next to the race's overwhelming favorite, which isn't always the best position to be in -- Lukas himself admitted after the post draw that he thought his horses were in "deep doo-doo" after he saw Justify in person on Wednesday.
Justify might have gotten the best draw merely for the fact that he was already going to be a heavy favorite in Baltimore. At No. 7, where he started in Kentucky, he should still have room to break out and gain steam on the straightaway to handle the first turn.
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