Justify draws barrier seven for Preakness

Justify draws barrier seven for Preakness

American Pharoah, conditioned by Justify's trainer Bob Baffert, was the 2015 Triple Crown victor.

WBAL NewsRadio 1090's Preakness coverage comes from Pimlico Race Course starting at 7 a.m. Saturday.

Proven sires are in good number in the short field for Saturday's Preakness Stakes, including Distorted Humor and Curlin, each seeking his third classics victor.

The second of the Triple Crown's three legs is scheduled for a 6:20 p.m. ET post time. There will be a special double wager between the Black-Eyed Susan and the Preakness.

The race is set for Saturday, May 19, and will be shown live on NBC. The horse was "closing well" at both the Kentucky Derby and Louisiana Derby, Goldberg said, and could hit the board at the Preakness. A lunch buffet will be offered in the Turf Club.

With a strong performance at Churchill Downs already in the bag, the horse trained by Bob Baffert should achieve more success at Pimlico. John Cherwa from the Los Angeles Times asks the big question: can Justify repeat at the Preakness? The colt did not start as a two-year-old, however is unbeaten from four 2018 starts.

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Distorted Humor, who stands at WinStar Farm, got his stud career off to a flying start with first-crop champion Funny Cide, who won the 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness before finishing third in the Belmont Stakes in his Triple Crown attempt. "I've never been on a 3-year-old like this", said jockey Mike Smith after their winning run at the Kentucky Derby.

Muddy and sloppy tracks are often sealed, which essentially means they are packed down to force water to run off the track rather than be absorbed, to create a safe, even surface.

In true Triple Crown style, all eyes will be on Justify at this year's Preakness Stakes.

While it may be tough to pick Justify straight up as the victor, he is a ideal horse to include in a trifecta or superfecta bet because he's expected to be at the front of the field.

Justify will be flanked by Tenfold (20-1) on his left and Bravazo (20-1), who finished sixth at the Derby, on his right.

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