Justify Draws Seven Again in Preakness


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Undefeated GI Kentucky Derby winner Justify (Scat Daddy) hopes seven will be lucky again as he drew the post position for the second consecutive time at Wednesday’s GI Preakness S. draw. The hulking chestnut, a perfect four-for-four to start his career, was installed as the 1-2 morning-line favorite in the eight-horse field.

“I think 1-2 is putting some added pressure on all of us,” trainer Bob Baffert joked. Commenting on the wet forecast for Saturday, he added, “He’s run on two wet tracks and won on them, but ideally we want a beautiful day so everyone can enjoy what a great spectacle the Preakness is.”

The second choice at 3-1 is 2-year-old male champion Good Magic (Curlin), who drew post five. All others are double digits on the morning line. The field, with prices and jockey assignments, is as follows:

1. Quip – Florent Geroux 12-1

2. Lone Sailor – Irad Ortiz, Jr. 15-1

3. Sporting Chance – Luis Contreras 30-1

4. Diamond King – Javier Castellano 30-1

5. Good Magic – Jose Ortiz 3-1

6. Tenfold – Ricardo Santana, Jr. 20-1

7. Justify – Mike Smith 1-2

8. Bravazo – Luis Saez 20-1

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