134th Preakness Stakes
Saturday, May 16, 6:05 p.m. (NBC)


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Mine that Bird works out Wednesday morning. The Derby winner will face favorite Rachel Alexandra. (Ricky Carioti - Post)

Preakness Field

Beyer's Take on the Contenders


BIG DRAMA  |   Trainer: David Fawkes  |   Jockey: John Velazquez
1

BSF
108
Odds 10-1
He's fast and he he has a glittering record. But he's run only once as a 3-year-old, in a 7-furlong spring, and that may not be enough preparation.
MINE THAT BIRD  |   Trainer: Bennie Woolley, Jr.   |   Jockey: Mike Smith
2
BSF
105
Odds 6-1
The most shocking Derby winner ever. Did he win just because of the sloppy track and Calvin Borel's ground-saving ride, or is he really as good as he looked?   Mine That Bird's Derby Rally
MUSKET MAN  |   Trainer: Derek Ryan  |   Jockey: Eibar Coa
3
BSF
98
Odds 8-1
He wasn't disgraced at Churchill Downs, finishing third, but he's never run a big race that suggests he could win the Preakness.
LUV GOV |   Trainer: Wayne Lukas  |   Jockey: Jamie Theriot
4
BSF
87
Odds 50-1
Wayne Lukas, never a pessimist, says he's really aiming for the Belmont with this colt who has won 1 of 10 starts. Lukas's Preakness record
FRIESAN FIRE  | Trainer: Larry Jones  |  Jockey: Gabriel Saez
5
BSF
104
Odds 6-1
Favored in the Derby, he reportedly suffered a gash on his hoof before finishing 18th. On his best form, he's a contender.
Comebacks in the Preakness: How beaten Derby favorites have fared.
TERRAIN  |   Trainer: Albert Stall, Jr.  |   Jockey: Jeremy Rose
6
BSF
91
Odds 30-1

He always plods along from the back of the pack, and managed to finish second in the Breeders' Cup last fall, but he rarely wins.

PAPA CLEM  |   Trainer: Gary Stute  |   Jockey: Rafael Bejarano
7

BSF
101
Odds 12-1
Consistent, versatile colt has run well over dirt, synthetic tracks and slop, finishing fourth in the Derby.
GENERAL QUARTERS  |   Trainer: Thomas R. McCarthy |   Jockey: Julien Leparoux
8

BSF
102
Odds 20-1
There was no Cinderella story in the Derby for trainer Tom McCarthy, the 75-year-old ex-schoolteacher. His one-horse stable isn't strong enough.
PIONEEROF THE NILE  |   Trainer: Bob Baffert  |   Jockey: Garrett Gomez
9
BSF
95
Odds 5-1
He raced wide all the way on a rail-favoring track before finishing second in the Derby. He could be Bob Baffert's fifth Preakness winner.
FLYING PRIVATE  |  Trainer: Wayne Lukas   |   Jockey: Alan Garcia
10

BSF
94
Odds 50-1
Wayne Lukas wants to win his sixth Preakness, but he should be embarrassed to run this colt, who finished last of 19 in the Derby. Lukas's Preakness record
TAKE THE POINTS  |   Trainer: Todd Pletcher  |   Jockey: Edgar Prado
11

BSF
99
Odds 30-1
Todd Pletcher's colt has some talent — he was 4th in the Santa Anita Derby — but this is an awfully ambitious spot.
TONE IT DOWN  |   Trainer: William Kolmo  |   Jockey: Kent Desormeaux
12

BSF
87
Odds 50-1
What is he doing here? "We're Maryland people and he's a Maryland horse," says his trainer.
RACHEL ALEXANDRA  |   Trainer: Steve Asmussen  |   Jockey: Calvin Borel
13

BSF
108
Odds
8-5
The filly is trying to be the first of her sex to win the Preakness since 1924. A phenomenal effort in the Kentucky Oaks makes her the one to beat.
  Rachel Alexandra dominates the Oaks.

NOTE: Beyer Speed Figure represents a horse's top performance as a 3-year-old.

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