Kentucky Derby winner Genuine will look to say two legs of the Triple Crown however Belmont Stakes winner and Kentucky Derby runner-up Tiz the Regulation will skip the occasion and look ahead to the Breeders’ Cup Basic as an alternative. Different Preakness contenders embrace Blue Grass Stakes winner Artwork Collector, who scratched from the Kentucky Derby due to damage, and the Bob Baffert-trained Thousand Phrases, the Shared Perception Stakes winner who scratched within the paddock minutes earlier than the Derby was run.
This son of Union Rags has not raced since needing surgical procedure to take away a knee chip in March after ending an in depth second within the Grade 2 Insurgent Stakes at Oaklawn Park.
Mr. Huge Information rallied from 10th on the half-mile marker to complete third within the Kentucky Derby at 46-1 odds. He additionally upset the sphere within the Oaklawn Stakes in April at 47-1 odds, making him harmful at any worth.
Jockey: Brian Hernandez Jr.
The Grade 2 Blue Grass and Ellis Park Derby winner was compelled out of the Kentucky Derby after nicking a chunk of flesh off his left entrance heel in coaching. His sire, Bernardini, received the Preakness in 2006.
No. four Swiss Skydiver (6-1)
Swiss Skydiver — winner of three graded stakes this yr, all at totally different tracks — is essentially the most achieved horse within the 3-year-old filly division. She took on the boys within the Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes and completed second. 5 fillies have received the Preakness over the past 144 years, the newest being Rachel Alexandra in 2009. She could possibly be the sixth.
No 5 Thousand Phrases (6-1)
Thousand Phrases received three key Kentucky Derby prep races (Los Alamitos Futurity, Robert B. Lewis Stakes and the Shared Perception Stakes) and made it to the Churchill Downs paddock solely to rear up and flip over when Baffert’s longtime assistant Jimmy Barnes went to tighten his saddle. The horse was instantly scratched from the Kentucky Derby.
No. 6 Jesus’ Group (30-1)
Put up for declare in Could at Gulfstream Park he has since gone winless in his subsequent 4 begins. Two of these outings have been graded stakes leading to a fourth-place end within the Grade 1 Haskell and a third-place end within the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes.
Jockey: Horacio Karamanos
A misplaced shoe was accountable for a lackluster eighth-place end within the Kentucky Derby. The son of Cross Site visitors did end second to Genuine within the Grade 1 Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park.
The one horse to compete in all three legs of this yr’s Triple Crown, Max Participant completed third within the Belmont Stakes and fifth within the Kentucky Derby. He additionally took third within the Grade 1 Travers.
Genuine grew to become Baffert’s record-tying sixth Kentucky Derby winner final month with a 1¼-length victory over Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Regulation. The son of Into Mischief is now a 5-for-6 for his profession.
The Preakness has at all times been the purpose for Pneumatic ever since he captured the Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park in August. The one different win on his resume is in optionally available claiming firm at Oaklawn Park. He completed third within the Grade Three Matt Win Stakes and fourth within the Belmont Stakes.
No 11 Liveyourbeastlife (30-1)
The Jim Dandy runner-up has two wins on his resume, his maiden win at Belmont Park in 2019 and an allowance win at Saratoga final August. Appears over matched right here.