Justify draws 7 post, is 1-2 Preakness favorite

Trainer Bob Baffert leads Justify out of Barn 33 at Churchill Downs

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

Kentucky Derby victor Justify drew the seventh post on Wednesday for Saturday's Preakness Stakes in Baltimore where he will seek the second jewel of USA thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown.

We'll have a clearer idea of the odds and each horses chances one post positions are drawn on Wednesday, but for now, you can get a sense of the race schedule for the weekend and where Las Vegas currently has the odds on each horse.

After another dominant performance at the Kentucky Derby, Justify will enter the race as the odds-on favorite, hoping for another victory on his way to a potential Triple Crown.

While it's easy for the casual horse racing fan to root for the second Triple Crown in four years, it may be a hard choice for bettors, who won't make much money off the overwhelming favorite in an eight-horse field.

It's a little harder to pinpoint "bad" positions when there's only eight horses running as opposed to 20, but Quip, on the outside at Post 1, isn't necessarily in a good position unless his team thinks he can run full bore from the get-go and overpower Justify down the stretch.

No. 5 Good Magic is the second choice at 3-1, and No. 1 Quip is third at 12-1. The horse was "closing well" at both the Kentucky Derby and Louisiana Derby, Goldberg said, and could hit the board at the Preakness.

Good Magic is back to challenge Justify again, along with Bravazo and Lone Sailor, which finished sixth and eighth in the Kentucky Derby, respectively.

James Scully from Brisnet has a look at why Preakness history favors horses who run in the Kentucky Derby.

Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group.

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