Always Dreaming Is The 4-5 Favorite For the Preakness
(AP) - Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming has been made the early 4-5 favorite for the Preakness.
Ridden by John Velazquez, Always Dreaming will break from the No. 4 post in the 10-horse field for the second leg of the Triple Crown. Thirteen winners have started from that post, most recently Curlin in 2007.
Post positions were drawn Wednesday on a steamy, 92-degree day at Pimlico.
Classic Empire is the early 3-1 second choice for the 1 3/16-mile race. The colt finished fourth after getting bounced around and having a rough early trip in the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago. He will be next door to Always Dreaming in post No. 5.
Lookin At Lee, the second-place finisher in the Derby, is the 10-1 third choice. He drew the No. 9 post.
The field for Saturday's 142nd Preakness Stakes, with post position, horse's name, jockey's name and odds:
PP Horse Jockey Odds 1. Multiplier Joel Rosario 30-1 2. Cloud Computing Javier Castellano 12-1 3. Hence Florent Geroux 20-1 4. Always Dreaming John Velazquez 4-5 5. Classic Empire Julien Leparoux 3-1 6. Gunnevera Mike Smith 15-1 7. Term of Art Jose Ortiz 30-1 8. Senior Investment Channing Hill 30-1 9. Lookin at Lee Corey Lanerie 10-1 10. Conquest Mo Money Jorge Carreno 15-1 Trainers (by post position): 1, Brendan Walsh. 2, Chad Brown. 3, Steve Asmussen. 4, Todd Pletcher. 5, Mark Casse. 6, Antonio Sano. 7, Doug O'Neill. 8, Ken McPeek. 9, Steve Asmussen. 10, Miguel Hernandez.
Owners (by post position): 1, Gary Barber, et al. 2, Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence. 3, Calumet Farm. 4, Brooklyn Boyz Stables, et al. 5, John C. Oxley. 6, Peacock Racing Stables. 7, Calumet Farm. 8, Fern Circle Stables. 9, L and N Racing LLC. 10, Judge Lanier Racing.
Weights: 126 each. Distance: 1 3-16 miles. Purse: $1,500,000. First place: $900,000. Second place: $300,000. Third place: $165,000. Fourth place: $90,000. Fifth: $45,000. Post time: 6:48 p.m. EDT.