The Triple Crown Continues on TSN with the Preakness

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After winning the Kentucky Derby rather handily from the No. 7 post, Justify will stay in that spot for the Preakness, and he's a big favorite with 1-2 morning-line odds.

Justify, the victor of the 144th Kentucky Derby, is headed to Pimlico to get ready to run for a chance at the triple crown.

The post-position draw for the Preakness was held on Wednesday afternoon, when the morning-line odds were released.

Then Justify came along, and beat the closest contender, Good Magic, by 2 1/2 lengths.

WBAL NewsRadio 1090's Preakness coverage comes from Pimlico Race Course starting at 7 a.m. Saturday. He'll be joined by fellow Derby horses such as Good Magic and Lone Sailor, but will also be facing off against a few fresh horses that chose to skip the Derby in favor of preparing for the Preakness Stakes, including Diamond King and Quip.

Diamond King, who will start one spot inside of Good Magic, and Sporting Chance, who will break from the third post, each had the longest odds at 30-1.

A repeat of the sloppy track that greeted the 20 horses at the Kentucky Derby seems likely on Saturday with showers and thunderstorms expected in Baltimore this weekend. In doing so, he's also vying to become the fifth straight Derby victor under trainer Baffert to also win the Preakness, and he'll have to do it from post No. 7, a familiar spot. NBC will televise the race.

While Justify and Good Magic will control most of the spotlight, there may be a horse or two that sneaks up to the front of the race and contends as well. As soon as Bob Baffert unloaded Justify from the van, the chestnut colt led the Hall of Fame trainer on several laps around the stakes barn.

Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group.

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