Derby Winner California Chrome Draws Post Position No. 3 For Preakness
BALTIMORE (AP) –– Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome has been made the heavy 3-5 favorite for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew a favorable post position in the 10-horse field.
Trained by Art Sherman and ridden by Victor Espinoza, California Chrome will break from the No. 3 post, which has produced 10 winners in the previous 138 runnings of the 1 3/16-mile race.
Social Inclusion was the 5-1 second choice of new Pimlico oddsmaker Keith Feustle. The colt drew the No. 8 post on Wednesday.
Bayern and Ride On Curlin are the co-third choices at 10-1. Bayern is trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who will be seeking a sixth Preakness win. Ride On Curlin finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago.
1. Dynamic Impact (12-1)
2. General a Rod (15-1)
3. California Chrome (3-5)
4. Ring Weekend (20-1)
5. Bayern (10-1)
6. Ria Antonia (30-1)
7. Kid Cruz (20-1)
8. Social Inclusion (5-1)
9. Pablo Del Monte (20-1)
10. Ride On Curlin (10-1)