Kentucky Derby winner Authentic will appear to maintain 2 legs of those Triple Crown, however Belmont Stakes winner and Kentucky Derby runner-up Tiz that the Law will bypass the event and await the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Other Preakness contenders contain Blue Grass Stakes winner Art Collector, who scratched in the Kentucky Derby due to an accident, and Bob Baffert-trained Thousand Words, that the Shared Belief Stakes winner who breathed from the paddock minutes prior to the Derby.
This son of Union Rags hasn’t raced since requiring surgery to remove a knee chip in March after finishing a close second in the Grade II Rebel Stakes in Oaklawn Park.
No. Two Mr. Big News (12-1)
Mr. Big News rallied from 10th in the half-mile mark to finish third at the Kentucky Derby in 46-1 chances. He too upset the area from the Oaklawn Stakes at April in 47-1 chances, which makes him unsafe in any given cost.
No. 3 Art Collector (5-2)
Jockey: Brian Hernandez Jr.
The Grade II Blue Grass and Ellis Park Derby winner has been pressured from this Kentucky Derby after nicking a bit of flesh off his front heel in practice. His sire, Bernardini, won the Preakness in 2006.
No. 4 Swiss Skydiver (6-1)
Swiss Skydiver — winner of 3 graded-stakes races this season, all at various tracks — would be the most accomplished horse at the 3-year-old filly branch. She took on the boys at the Grade II Blue Grass Stakes and finished second. Five fillies have won the Preakness previously 144 decades, the latest being Rachel Alexandra in 2009. Swiss Skydiver would be the roughest.
No. 5 Thousand Words (6-1)
Thousand Words obtained three primary Kentucky Derby prep races (the Los Alamitos Futurity, Robert B. Lewis Stakes and Shared Belief Stakes) and made it into the Churchill Downs paddock simply to back up and flip when Baffert’s longtime assistant, Jimmy Barnes, proceeded to tighten his saddle. The horse has been instantly scratched in the Kentucky Derby.
No. 6 Jesus’ Team (30-1)
Put up for maintain in May in Gulfstream Park, he’s since gone winless in his next four starts. Two of these excursions were graded bets, leading to a fourth-place finish at the Grade that I Haskell along with a third-place end from the Grade II Jim Dandy Stakes.
Jockey: Horacio Karamanos
A missing shoe was at fault for a lackluster eighth-place ending at the Kentucky Derby. The son of Cross Traffic did finish next to Authentic at the Grade that I Haskell Stakes in Monmouth Park.
The just horse to compete in all three legs of the season’s Triple Crown, Max Player finished third at the Belmont Stakes and fifth at the Kentucky Derby. He also took third at the Grade that I Travers.
Authentic became Baffert’s record-tying sixth Kentucky Derby winner a month using a 11/4-length victory over Belmont Stakes winner Tiz that the Law. The son of Into Mischief is just 5 to 6 to his livelihood.
The Preakness has always been the target for Pneumatic because he seized the Pegasus Stakes in Monmouth Park at August. The just additional win on his résumé is currently in discretionary asserting company at Oaklawn Park. He finished third at the Grade III Matt Winn Stakes and fourth at the Belmont Stakes.
No. 11 Liveyourbeastlife (30-1)
The Jim Dandy runner-up has two successes on his own résumé: his inaugural win at Belmont Park at 2019 and also an allowance win in Saratoga final August. He appears overmatched here.