Always Dreaming will look to annex the second leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday, as he tackles nine rivals in the 142nd Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Maryland.
The Preakness will be contested at 1 3/16 miles and goes as the middle jewel of the Triple Crown. Post time is 6:48 p.m. ET.
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1. Multiplier 30-1
The Illinois Derby winner will be stepping up in class as he heads into the starting gate. He didn't debut until Jan. 21 and took three races before finding the winner's circle. He handled the step up to stakes company nicely, earning him a trip to the Preakness.
One of the longer shots in the field, Cloud Computing is trained by Chad Brown, one of the top conditioners in the game. He finished third in the Wood Memorial behind Irish War Cry. The only victory on Cloud Computing's card is a maiden win at Aqueduct in February.
3. Hence 20-1
Hence was the "wise-guy" horse at Churchill off his stellar win in the Sunland Derby. However, those tickets were torn up as he finished 11th. Trainer Steve Asmussen will also send out Derby runner-up Lookin At Lee in the Preakness. Asmussen said Hence did not run his race in the Derby and likes the way he is coming up to the Preakness.
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4. Always Dreaming 4-5
The Kentucky Derby winner is the favorite. He comes into the race off a dazzling score in the Derby and trainer Todd Pletcher loves the way the son of Bodemeister has taken to Pimlico.
5. Classic Empire 3-1
The son of Pioneerof the Nile finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby. His finish in the Run for the Roses is impressive considering the bumping he took after the start when Irish War Cry veered in.
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6. Gunnevera 15-1
Gunnevera was highly regarded heading into the Kentucky Derby. He finished seventh in the Run for the Roses and is liable to improve here with a good trip. He will be running late so a speed duel up front would be a big help for the son of Dialed In.
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7. Term of Art 30-1
Another of the long shots in the field of 10. The son of Tiznow has two wins in nine career starts. He finished third in the San Felipe at Santa Anita, but was no menace in a seventh-place effort in the Santa Anita Derby.
8. Senior Investment 30-1
Senior Investment has crossed the wire first in four of his last five starts but was disqualified from first to seventh in a first-level allowance score in January. He won the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland on April 15, and has worked nicely heading into the Preakness.
9. Lookin At Lee 10-1
Lookin At Lee took the shortest route to the finish line — riding the rail — to a second-place finish in the Kentucky Derby at long odds. The son of Lookin At Lucky, who won the 2010 Preakness, is a major threat in this race. Trainer Steve Asmussen was impressed with the moxie Lookin At Lee showed, navigating his way to the runner-up finish in Kentucky. "Some of the spots that he went through aren't for everybody and that's what has us feeling so strongly about him going into the Preakness," Asmussen said.
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10. Conquest Mo Money 15-1
Conquest Mo Money comes into the Preakness off a second-place finish to Classic Empire in the Arkansas Derby. He will be ridden by Jorge Carreno, who has been on board for all five of the horse's career starts. He finished second in the Sunland Derby, behind Hence, in another start as a 3-year-old. He was supplemented to the race for $150,000.