Justify Favorite Again, This Time at Preakness


Published on May 17 2018 10:28 am
Last Updated on May 17 2018 10:28 am
Written by Millie Lange

Justify, the Kentucky Derby winner, is once again the favorite, this time at the Preakness scheduled for this Saturday.

Justify had an impressive win at the Kentucky Derby and will be the horse to beat. Trainer Bob Baffert has guided a triple crown winner, American Pharoah in 2015, has had five Kentucky Derby wins, six victories at the Preakness and two at Belmont. Justify is the 1-2 favorite in the second race of the Triple Crown that sees eight horses go to the gate.

It's nothing new to Baffert who has guided, along with American Pharoach, Silver Charm to the Derby and Preakness wins in 1997, Real Quiet in 1998 and War Emblem in 2002.

Justify drew the No. 7 post position and is undefeated in four starts. Other horses in the field include Kentucky Derby runners Bravazo, Good Magic and Lone Sailor along with those who bypassed the Derby for the Preakness, Diamond King, Quip, Tenfold and Sporting Chance.

The mile and 3/16ths run will begin with coverage at 4 p.m. on NBC and post time set for 5:45 p.m.