Epicenter Opens As 6-5 Favorite In Preakness Stakes, Draws Post 8 – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) – Kentucky Derby runner-up, Epicenter was booked on Monday as the 6-5 morning favorite for the Preakness Stakes, which will take place without Rich Strike.

The surprise 80-1 Derby winner was not in the group nine for Saturday’s $1.65 million race in Pimlico. Rich Strike’s owner feels the two-week rotation is not giving the foal adequate rest and plans to bring it into Belmont.

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Epicenter, who finished in 8th, who finished in 4th and who finished in 14th, Happy Jack were the only horses to return to Preakness from the Derby, which Rich Strike won won with a slam dunk down the field. Simplified to be 6-1 and has attracted the rail position with 1st place.

Happy Jack number 6 coached by Doug O’Neill is 30-1.

The Kentucky Oaks Secret Oaks winner was the third betting pick on the light line at 9-2 after Hall of Fame coach D. Wayne Lukas chose to enter the preakness wits showdown. She drew post number 4.

Early voting was second choice 7-2 after skipping the Derby. Coach Chad Brown takes aim at Preakness for Early Voting, who took 5th place.

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While Taiba and Messier weren’t in Preakness, there was Bob Baffert in Armagnac, a late entrant whom the two-time Triple Crown coach had transferred to Tim Yakteen. Baffert is being suspended in Kentucky for drug violations and will not be allowed to ride any horses in the Preakness. The number 7 Armagnac is 12-1.

Added to the field at an additional cost of $150,000, Creative Secretary #2 is 10-1. Skippylongstocking number 9 is 20-1 and longshot number 3 Fenwick is 50-1.

Aside from Rich Strike, a handful of other horses scheduled to run in the Preakness were removed from the field prior to the draw.

Un Ojo, who suffered an eye injury whose bruised foot has kept him out of the Derby, was brought into consideration on Monday after the injury flared up. Trainer Ricky Courville said vets came across Un Ojo and said, “He’s not 100%.”

Brown’s Zandon is also a possibility for Preakness but can now also skip Belmont June 11 with the attention of Travers Stakes this summer in Saratoga.

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