Nyquist draws post three, tabbed at 3-5 for Preakness Stakes

BY Barry Werner • May 18, 2016

Post positions were drawn Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Thoroughbred Triple Crown.

Kentucky Derby champ Nyquist drew post three and was made the 3-5 morning-line favorite. In all, a field of 11 3-year-olds will vie over the mile and 3/16 distance at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course.

Exaggerator, winner of the Santa Anita Derby and Kentucky Derby runner-up, was tabbed as the second choice at 3-1 from post five.

The forecast for Saturday currently calls for rain, which could play into Exaggerator's favor, as his romp in the Santa Anita Derby was over a wet strip.

Cherry Wine (post: 1)

Morning line: 20-1

Jockey: Robby Albarado

Trainer: Dale Romans

Owner: William Pacella and Frank L. Jones Jr.

Career record: 8 starts - 2 wins - 1 seconds - 2 thirds

Uncle Lino (post: 2)

Morning line: 20-1

Jockey: Fernando Hernandez Perez

Trainer: Gary She2rlock

Owner: Tom Mansor, Purple Shamrock Racing and Gary Sherlock

Career record: 7 starts - 2 win - 2 seconds - 2 thirds

Nyquist (post: 3)

Morning line: 3-5

Jockey: Mario Gutierrez

Trainer: Doug O'Neill

Owner: Reddam Racing

Career record: 8 starts - 8 wins - 0 seconds - 0 thirds

Awesome Speed (post: 4)

Morning line: 30-1

Jockey: TBD

Trainer: Alan Goldberg

Owner: Colts Neck Stables

Career record: 6 starts - 4 wins - 0 seconds - 0 thirds

Exaggerator (post: 5)

Morning line: 3-1

Jockey: Kent Desormeaux

Trainer: Keith Desormeaux

Owner: Big Chief Racing, Head of Plains Partners, Rocker O Ranch, et al.

Career record: 10 starts - 4 wins - 3 seconds - 1 third

Lani (post: 6)

Morning line: 30-1

Jockey: Yutaka Take

Trainer: Mikio Matsunaga

Owner: Yoko Maeda

Career record: 7 starts - 3 wins - 1 seconds - 0 thirds

Collected (post: 7)

Morning line: 10-1

Jockey: TBD

Trainer:  Bob Baffert

Owner: Speedway Stable

Career record: 6 starts - 4 wins - 1 seconds - 0 thirds

Laoban (post: 8)

Morning line: 30-1

Jockey: Cornelio Velasquez

Trainer: Eric J. Guillot

Owner: McCormick Racing and Southern Equine Stable

Career record: 5 starts - 0 wins - 2 seconds - 1 third

Abiding Star (post: 9)

Morning line: 30-1

Jockey: J.D. Acosta

Trainer: Edward Allard

Owner: Stonehedge LLC

Career record: 11 starts - 5 wins - 1 second - 1 third

Fellowship (post: 10)

Morning line: 30-1

Jockey: Jose Lezcano

Trainer: Mark Casse

Owner: Jacks or Better Farm

Career record: 12 starts - 2 wins - 3 seconds - 3 thirds

Stradivari (post: 11)

Morning line: 8-1

Jockey: John Velazquez

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Owner: John Gunther, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, John Magnier

Career record: 3 starts - 2 wins - 0 seconds - 0 thirds

 


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