Horse Andrew Beyer's Analysis Odds

1. Tiger Walk

Trainer: Ignacio Correas IV
Jockey: Kent Desormeaux
Gets the riding services of a Maryland legend, but colt's best effort was unexceptional fourth-place finish in Wood Memorial.


BSF: 90

2. Teeth of the Dog

Trainer: Michael Matz
Jockey: Joe Bravo
Trainer chose not to enter his top colt, Union Rags. Second-stringer finished third in Wood Memorial, but rivals who beat him were subsequently trounced in Louisville.


BSF: 93

3. Pretension

Trainer: Christopher Grove
Jockey: Javier Santiago
Won a prep race for the Preakness over the Pimlico track, but Maryland-based colt is badly overmatched here.


BSF: 83

4. Zetterholm

Trainer: Rick Dutrow
Jockey: Junior Alvarado
After Derby-winning trainer Doug O'Neill made headlines for his history of racing violations, the last thing the sport needs is Dutrow winning the Preakness.


BSF: 85

5. Went the Day Well

Trainer: H. Graham Motion
Jockey: John Velazquez
His fast finish to be fourth in the Derby was something of an illusion: leaders had slowed down badly after an enervating early pace.


BSF: 97

6. Creative Cause

Trainer: Mike Harrington
Jockey: Joel Rosario
Didn't impress clockers at Churchill, and got a needlessly wide trip in the Derby. Previous form suggests he can run much better in Preakness.


BSF: 102

7. Bodemeister

Trainer: Bob Baffert
Jockey: Mike Smith
Outran fast rivals, set a grueling pace and finished second in the Derby. With little speed in Saturday's field, his Preakness pace may be more like a walk in the park.


BSF: 108

8. Daddy Nose Best

Trainer: Steve Asmussen
Jockey: Garrett Gomez
His pre-Derby form was promising, but he had as smooth a trip as any runner at Churchill Downs and faded to finish 10th.


BSF: 100

9. I'll Have Another

Trainer: Doug O'Neill
Jockey: Mario Gutierrez
Little-known jockey secured a perfect trip to win the Derby while many of his rivals were encountering adversity. Can he do it again and keep Triple Crown hopes alive?


BSF: 101

10. Optimizer

Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
Jockey: Corey Nakatani
Hall-of-Famer Wayne Lukas should be embarrassed to enter this colt, who finished 11th in Kentucky Derby and ninth in Arkansas Derby.


BSF: 91

11. Cozzetti

Trainer: Dale Romans
Jockey: Jose Lezcano
Trainer won the '11 Preakness, but this colt is no Shackleford. "He needs to step up," Dale Romans acknowledges.


BSF: 92

By Andrew Beyer - The Washington Post. Published May 16, 2012; Note: BSF represents best figure earned as a 3-year-old.