Looking Ahead to the 143rd Preakness Stakes

On May 19th Justify will have a much smaller field in the 143rd Preakness Stakes to compete against than he did in the Derby. The current probable field to test Justify on May 19th over the Pimlico dirt at 1 1/16 miles included Bravazo, Diamond King, Good Magic, Audible, Quip, Blended Citizen, and Sporting Chance.

  • Bravazo was sixth in Derby.
  • Diamond King won the Federico Tesio on April 21st at Laurel Park.
  • Good Magic was second in the Derby.
  • Audible was third in the Derby.
  • Quip last race was the Arkansas Derby on April 12th at Oaklawn Park. He finished second behind Magnum Moon.
  • Blended Citizen last race was the Blue Grass Stakes on April 7th at Keenland. He finished third behind Good Magic and Flameway.
  • Sporting Chance last race was the Pat Day Mile Stakes at Churchill Downs on May 5th. He finished fourth.
  • The opening odds have Justify as the 3/2 favorite, followed by Audible at 9/2 and Good Magic at 6/1.
  • Justify and Audible owners are China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Starlight Racing, and WinStar Farm.
  • Cloud Computing won theĀ 14nd Preakness Stakes, defeating Classic Empire by a head. Cloud Computing became just the fourth horse in the last 34 years to win the Preakness after not participating in the Kentucky Derby.

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