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Preakness 2012 Contenders: Handicapping the Entire Field

By Wes O'Donnell On May - 18 - 2012

The 137th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course features a duel between Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another and Derby runner-up Bodemeister.

The two horses are the overwhelming favorites in the field and only two other horses, according to Sportsbook.com, have been single-digit odds to win—Derby holdovers Went the Day Well and Creative Cause.

All in all, there will be 11 horses in the field, barring a late scratch, and as with any Triple Crown race, there is no telling what could happen.

The Preakness plays a bit heavier towards the favorites, though. Unlike the free-for-all at Churchill Downs, this race is 1/16th-of-a-mile shorter and offers a much smaller field—nearly 50 percent smaller in this case.

Here's a look at how the entire race could play out and what it means for those you made a play on.

 

(Finish, Horse, Number/Post)

1. Bodemeister (7)

The pace set by this three-year-old colt at the Derby was utterly astonishing, and the fact that he nearly held on for the win was incredible.

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