Kentucky Derby winner Unique will glance to assert two legs of the Triple Crown however Belmont Stakes winner and Kentucky Derby runner-up Tiz the Regulation will skip the development and stay up for the Breeders’ Cup Vintage as a substitute. Different Preakness contenders come with Blue Grass Stakes winner Artwork Collector, who scratched from the Kentucky Derby on account of harm, and the Bob Baffert-trained Thousand Phrases, the Shared Trust Stakes winner who scratched within the paddock mins prior to the Derby was once run.
This son of Union Rags has no longer raced since wanting surgical operation to take away a knee chip in March after completing a detailed 2nd within the Grade 2 Revolt Stakes at Oaklawn Park.
Mr. Giant Information rallied from 10th on the half-mile marker to complete 1/3 within the Kentucky Derby at 46-1 odds. He additionally disillusioned the sphere within the Oaklawn Stakes in April at 47-1 odds, making him bad at any value.
Jockey: Brian Hernandez Jr.
The Grade 2 Blue Grass and Ellis Park Derby winner was once pressured out of the Kentucky Derby after nicking a work of flesh off his left entrance heel in coaching. His sire, Bernardini, received the Preakness in 2006.
No. four Swiss Skydiver (6-1)
Swiss Skydiver — winner of 3 graded stakes this 12 months, all at other tracks — is essentially the most completed horse within the Three-year-old filly department. She took at the boys within the Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes and completed 2nd. 5 fillies have received the Preakness during the last 144 years, the most recent being Rachel Alexandra in 2009. She might be the 6th.
No Five Thousand Phrases (6-1)
Thousand Phrases received 3 key Kentucky Derby prep races (Los Alamitos Futurity, Robert B. Lewis Stakes and the Shared Trust Stakes) and made it to the Churchill Downs paddock most effective to rear up and turn over when Baffert’s longtime assistant Jimmy Barnes went to tighten his saddle. The pony was once straight away scratched from the Kentucky Derby.
No. 6 Jesus’ Workforce (30-1)
Publish for declare in Might at Gulfstream Park he has since long past winless in his subsequent 4 begins. Two of the ones outings had been graded stakes leading to a fourth-place end within the Grade 1 Haskell and a third-place end within the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes.
Jockey: Horacio Karamanos
A misplaced shoe was once in charge for a lackluster eighth-place end within the Kentucky Derby. The son of Pass Visitors did end 2nd to Unique within the Grade 1 Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park.
The one horse to compete in all 3 legs of this 12 months’s Triple Crown, Max Participant completed 1/3 within the Belmont Stakes and 5th within the Kentucky Derby. He additionally took 1/3 within the Grade 1 Travers.
Unique changed into Baffert’s record-tying 6th Kentucky Derby winner final month with a 1¼-length victory over Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Regulation. The son of Into Mischief is now a Five-for-6 for his profession.
The Preakness has all the time been the purpose for Pneumatic ever since he captured the Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park in August. The one different win on his resume is in non-compulsory claiming corporate at Oaklawn Park. He completed 1/3 within the Grade Three Matt Win Stakes and fourth within the Belmont Stakes.
No 11 Liveyourbeastlife (30-1)
The Jim Dandy runner-up has two wins on his resume, his maiden win at Belmont Park in 2019 and an allowance win at Saratoga final August. Turns out over matched right here.