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The Preakness field

Post Position Horse Name Trainer Jockey

Morning Line Odds

1 Astrology Steve Asmussen Mike Smith 15/1 2 Norman Asbjornson Christopher Grove Julian Pimentel 30/1 3 King Congie Tom Albertrani Robby Albarado 20/1 4 Flashpoint Wesley Ward Cornelio Velasquez 20/1 5 Shackleford Dale Romans Jesus Castanon 12/1 6 Sway Away Jeff Bonde Garrett Gomez 15/1 7 Midnight Interlude Bob Baffert Martin Garcia 15/1 8 Dance City Todd Pletcher Ramon Dominguez 12/1 9 Mucho Macho Man Kathy Ritvo Rajiv Maragh 6/1 10 Dialed In Nick Zito Julien Leparoux 9/2 11 Animal Kingdom H. Graham Motion John Velazquez 2/1 12 Isn't He Perfect Doodnauth Shivmangal Edgar Prado 30/1 13 Concealed Identity Eddie Gaudet Sheldon Russell 30/1 14 Mr. Commons John Shirreffs Victor Espinoza 20/1


ASTROLOGY

Owner: Stonestreet Stables and George Bolton

Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Jockey: Mike Smith

Morning-line odds: 15-1

The skinny: Has the speed to be up close to the pace and hasn't been off the board in seven starts. No. 1 post could be his biggest obstacle.

NORMAN ASBJORNSON

Owner: Thomas McClay and Harry Nye

Trainer: Chris Grove

Jockey: Julian Pimentel

Morning-line odds: 30-1

The skinny: Fourth-place finisher in the Grade I Wood Memorial has been most effective when showing early speed.

KING CONGIE

Owner: West Point Thoroughbreds

Trainer: Tom Albertrani

Jockey: Robby Albarado

Morning-line odds: 20-1

The skinny: Ran third in the Blue Grass Stakes but was unplaced in two prior starts over a dirt surface.

FLASHPOINT

Owner: Peachtree Stable

Trainer: Wesley Ward

Jockey: Cornelio Velasquez

Morning-line odds: 20-1

The skinny: Was brilliant in winning the Grade II Hutcheson by 71/4 lengths but ran fourth in the Florida Derby, his first try around two turns.

SHACKLEFORD

Owner: Michael Lauffer and W.D. Cubbedge

Trainer: Dale Romans

Jockey: Jesus Castanon

Morning-line odds: 12-1

The skinny: Considered by many a likely candidate to steal the Preakness on the front end. However, he got dream fractions in the Kentucky Derby and still couldn't hold on to hit the board.

SWAY AWAY

Owner: Batman Stable, Philip Lebherz, Cindy Olsen, Janet Sharp and Glen Wallace

Trainer: Jeff Bonde

Jockey: Garrett Gomez

Morning-line odds: 15-1

The skinny: Form of the Arkansas Derby where he ran fourth has held up, but he has yet to win over two turns.

MIDNIGHT INTERLUDE

Owner: Arnold Zetcher

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Martin Garcia

Morning-line odds: 15-1

The skinny: Baffert said the Santa Anita Derby winner lost interest when he was taken back in the Kentucky Derby. Expect him to be much closer to the pace on Saturday.

DANCE CITY

Owner: Estate of Edward Evans

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Ramon Dominguez

Morning-line odds: 12-1

The skinny: Son of City Zip ran a big third in the Arkansas Derby in just his third career start.

MUCHO MACHO MAN

Owner: Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Dream Team Racing

Trainer: Kathy Ritvo

Jockey: Rajiv Maragh

Morning-line odds: 6-1

The skinny: Lanky colt will be coming in the stretch. Question is whether he has enough speed to conquer this group.

DIALED IN

Owner: Robert LaPenta

Trainer: Nick Zito

Jockey: Julien Leparoux

Morning-line odds: 9-2

The skinny: Should get a lot more pace to run at on Saturday, but the Preakness isn't always kind to stone-cold closers.

ANIMAL KINGDOM

Owner: Team Valor International

Trainer: H. Graham Motion

Jockey: John Velazquez

Morning-line odds: 2-1

The skinny: Has already shown what he is capable of in the Derby. Can he still beat this group if he bounces off that effort?

ISN'T HE PERFECT

Owner: Kharag Stables

Trainer: Doodnauth Shivmangal

Jockey: Edgar Prado

Morning-line odds: 30-1

The skinny: Fifth in the Jerome Handicap last time out and was soundly beaten in the Wood Memorial, as well.

CONCEALED IDENTITY

Owner: Linda Gaudet and Morris Bailey

Trainer: Eddie Gaudet

Jockey: Sheldon Russell

Morning-line odds: 30-1

The skinny: Hometrack favorite is 2-for-2 at Pimlico including a win in the Federico Tesio Stakes.

MR. COMMONS

Owner: St. George Farm Racing

Trainer: John Shirreffs

Jockey: Victor Espinoza

Morning-line odds: 20-1

The skinny: Third behind Midnight Interlude in the Santa Anita Derby after winning his first two career starts.

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