Jus­tify is 1-2 fa­vorite in Preak­ness

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - SCOREBOARD -

Jus­tify is the 1-2 morn­ing-line fa­vorite in an eighthorse field at the Preak­ness com­ing off his im­pres­sive win in the Ken­tucky Derby.

Trainer Bob Baf­fert’s un­de­feated colt will leave from the same No. 7 post that he did at the Derby. Baf­fert is 4-0 with Derby win­ners at the Preak­ness and has the op­por­tu­nity to win his sec­ond Triple Crown in four years af­ter Amer­i­can Pharoah did it in 2015.

Af­ter not rac­ing as a 2-year-old, Jus­tify has won his only four races by a com­bined 21½ lengths.

Jus­tify will face three other chal­lengers he beat two weeks ago at Churchill Downs — Good Magic, Lone Sailor and Bravazo — and four horses that skipped the Derby — Quip, Ten­fold, Sport­ing Chance and Di­a­mond King.

No. 5 Good Magic is the sec­ond choice at 3-1, and No. 1 Quip is third at 12-1. No. 2 Lone Sailor is 15-1, No. 6 Ten­fold and No. 8 Bravazo are 20-1 and No. 3 Sport­ing Chance and No. 4 Di­a­mond King are 30-1.

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