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Offbeat Justify draws 7 post, is heavy 1-2 favorite for Preakness

02:10  17 may  2018
02:10  17 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

Baffert: Justify doing well after treatment for bruised heel

  Baffert: Justify doing well after treatment for bruised heel Trainer Bob Baffert says Justify is doing well and still on track for the Preakness Stakes after the Kentucky Derby winner was treated for a bruised heel on his left hind foot. Baffert says Justify was irritated by some gravel on Sunday morning outside the barn at Churchill Downs after winning the Derby on a muddy track. Baffert said on a conference call Thursday that Justify's feet were tender following the race but added the problem is behind him after quick treatment.Justify is undefeated in four starts and expected to be a heavy favorite against Tampa Bay Derby winner Quip and others at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on May 19.

Justify draws 7 post , is 1 - 2 Preakness favorite . 108d. Derby runner-up Good Magic is the second choice at 3-1, but Justify is the horse to beat, with a chance to give Baffert his seventh Preakness winner and a shot at a second Triple Crown in four years after American Pharoah accomplished the

Justify is the 1 - 2 morning-line favorite in an eight-horse 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

Mike Smith rides Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) © The Associated Press Mike Smith rides Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

BALTIMORE — Justify is the 1-2 morning-line favorite in an eight-horse 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.

Baffert says being such a heavy favorite puts more pressure on Justify, who beat Good Magic by 2½ lengths in the Derby.

Justify will face three other challengers he beat two weeks ago at Churchill Downs — Good Magic, Lone Sailor and Bravazo — and four horses who 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.

Justify won't have Audible to kick around in Belmont Stakes .
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify won't have to further contend with Audible in pursuit of the colt's bid for the Triple Crown.Trainer Todd Pletcher said Friday that Audible will be pointed toward a summer campaign, with the $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga on July 28 or the $1 million Haskel Invitational on July 29 being the top options for his next start.

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