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JESUS' TEAM
LAST 5 RACES:

3-2-4-2-1

ANALYSIS:

Fourth in the Haskell and third in the Jim Dandy, his lone 2 victories in 10 attempts have come in claiming events at Gulfstream Park. He’s the first Triple Crown starter for trainer Jose Francisco D’Angelo, who saddled his first starter in the summer of 2019.

MAX PLAYER
LAST 5 RACES:

5-3-3-1-1

ANALYSIS:

Late rallies have produced minor shares of the purse in the Kentucky Derby, Belmont and Travers. Two-time Preakness-winning trainer Steve Asmussen took over his conditioning from Linda Rice prior to the Derby. He would be the only horse to run in all 3 legs of the 2020 Triple Crown.

NY TRAFFIC
LAST 5 RACES:

8-2-2-2-3

ANALYSIS:

Winless in 7 stakes races, the Kentucky Derby eighth-place finisher tired after chasing Authentic for the first mile in Louisville. He finished just a nose behind Authentic in the Grade 1 Haskell at Monmouth prior to the Derby and looks to rebound.

EXCESSION
LAST 5 RACES:

2-8-7-3-1

ANALYSIS:

Runner-up in March’s Rebel Stakes at 82-1 odds when last seen, this son of Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags has not raced in 203 days. He will try to give trainer Steve Asmussen his third Preakness victory, following Curlin in 2007 and Rachel Alexandra in 2009.

SWISS SKYDIVER
LAST 5 RACES:

2-1-2-1-1

ANALYSIS:

The Kentucky Oaks runner-up will try to become the second filly to win the Preakness since 1924, joining Rachel Alexandra (2009) – and the sixth filly in history to do so. Her 2020 travels include victories in the Gulfstream Park Oaks, Fantasy, Santa Anita Oaks and the Alabama. She was second to Art Collector in the Blue Grass in her previous foray vs. the boys.

Thousand Words
LAST 5 RACES:

1 - 2 - 11 - 4 - 1

ANALYSIS:

Stablemate of Authentic scratched from the Kentucky Derby after flipping in the paddock pre-race. He upset Honor A.P. most recently as a 9-1 shot in the Shared Belief Stakes in California. Trainer Bob Baffert boasts a record-tying 7 victories in the Preakness.

Pneumatic
LAST 5 RACES:

1 - 4 - 3 - 1 - 1

ANALYSIS:

The Belmont Stakes fourth-place finisher was aimed away from the Kentucky Derby and utilized the Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth as a designed Preakness prep. He put forth his best performance in winning that race for trainer Steve Asmussen, who has Preakness wins with modern racing legends Rachel Alexandra and Curlin.

Mr. Big News
LAST 5 RACES:

3 - 6 - 1 - 5 - 1

ANALYSIS:

The surprise performance of Kentucky Derby 146 came from this 46-1 longshot when he rallied to finish third. His signature win came in the Oaklawn Stakes in April over a sloppy track, also at 46-1 odds, so neither track conditions nor expectations seem to bother him.

Liveyourbeastlife
LAST 5 RACES:

2 - 1 - 3 - 4 - 5

ANALYSIS:

The 14-1 runner-up in the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga has yet to win a stakes in his 8-race career. Trainer Jorge Abreu has been on his own only since 2016, and is a former assistant to Preakness winners Nick Zito and Chad Brown.

Authentic
LAST 5 RACES:

1 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 1

ANALYSIS:

The Kentucky Derby was his fifth win from 6 lifetime starts and gave Bob Baffert an all-time record sixth win in the ‘Run for the Roses.’ Baffert has never lost the Preakness when bringing a Derby winner to Baltimore, 5-for-5 in his career, and seeks a record eighth win in this race.

Art Collector
LAST 5 RACES:

1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 7

ANALYSIS:

Son of Preakness winner Bernardini was sidelined from the Kentucky Derby with a left-front foot injury (known as ‘grabbing a quarter’). He is unbeaten this year at Churchill Downs, Keeneland and Ellis Park within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. If recovered, Art Collector is expected to be one of the Preakness favorites.

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1
EXCESSION
2
Mr. Big News
3
Art Collector
4
SWISS SKYDIVER
5
Thousand Words
6
JESUS' TEAM
7
NY TRAFFIC
8
MAX PLAYER
9
Authentic
10
Pneumatic
11
Liveyourbeastlife
1
EXCESSION
LAST 5 RACES:

2-8-7-3-1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
REBEL STAKES

Runner-up in March’s Rebel Stakes at 82-1 odds when last seen, this son of Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags has not raced in 203 days. He will try to give trainer Steve Asmussen his third Preakness victory, following Curlin in 2007 and Rachel Alexandra in 2009.

2
Mr. Big News
LAST 5 RACES:

3 - 6 - 1 - 5 - 1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Oaklawn Stakes

The surprise performance of Kentucky Derby 146 came from this 46-1 longshot when he rallied to finish third. His signature win came in the Oaklawn Stakes in April over a sloppy track, also at 46-1 odds, so neither track conditions nor expectations seem to bother him.

3
Art Collector
LAST 5 RACES:

1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 7

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Blue Grass

Son of Preakness winner Bernardini was sidelined from the Kentucky Derby with a left-front foot injury (known as ‘grabbing a quarter’). He is unbeaten this year at Churchill Downs, Keeneland and Ellis Park within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. If recovered, Art Collector is expected to be one of the Preakness favorites.

4
SWISS SKYDIVER
LAST 5 RACES:

2-1-2-1-1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
SANTA ANITA OAKS

The Kentucky Oaks runner-up will try to become the second filly to win the Preakness since 1924, joining Rachel Alexandra (2009) – and the sixth filly in history to do so. Her 2020 travels include victories in the Gulfstream Park Oaks, Fantasy, Santa Anita Oaks and the Alabama. She was second to Art Collector in the Blue Grass in her previous foray vs. the boys.

5
Thousand Words
LAST 5 RACES:

1 - 2 - 11 - 4 - 1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Shared Belief Stakes

Stablemate of Authentic scratched from the Kentucky Derby after flipping in the paddock pre-race. He upset Honor A.P. most recently as a 9-1 shot in the Shared Belief Stakes in California. Trainer Bob Baffert boasts a record-tying 7 victories in the Preakness.

6
JESUS' TEAM
LAST 5 RACES:

3-2-4-2-1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
JIM DANDY STAKES

Fourth in the Haskell and third in the Jim Dandy, his lone 2 victories in 10 attempts have come in claiming events at Gulfstream Park. He’s the first Triple Crown starter for trainer Jose Francisco D’Angelo, who saddled his first starter in the summer of 2019.

7
NY TRAFFIC
LAST 5 RACES:

8-2-2-2-3

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
HASKELL STAKES

Winless in 7 stakes races, the Kentucky Derby eighth-place finisher tired after chasing Authentic for the first mile in Louisville. He finished just a nose behind Authentic in the Grade 1 Haskell at Monmouth prior to the Derby and looks to rebound.

8
MAX PLAYER
LAST 5 RACES:

5-3-3-1-1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
WITHERS STAKES

Late rallies have produced minor shares of the purse in the Kentucky Derby, Belmont and Travers. Two-time Preakness-winning trainer Steve Asmussen took over his conditioning from Linda Rice prior to the Derby. He would be the only horse to run in all 3 legs of the 2020 Triple Crown.

9
Authentic
LAST 5 RACES:

1 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby was his fifth win from 6 lifetime starts and gave Bob Baffert an all-time record sixth win in the ‘Run for the Roses.’ Baffert has never lost the Preakness when bringing a Derby winner to Baltimore, 5-for-5 in his career, and seeks a record eighth win in this race.

10
Pneumatic
LAST 5 RACES:

1 - 4 - 3 - 1 - 1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Pegasus Stakes

The Belmont Stakes fourth-place finisher was aimed away from the Kentucky Derby and utilized the Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth as a designed Preakness prep. He put forth his best performance in winning that race for trainer Steve Asmussen, who has Preakness wins with modern racing legends Rachel Alexandra and Curlin.

11
Liveyourbeastlife
LAST 5 RACES:

2 - 1 - 3 - 4 - 5

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Jim Dandy Stakes

The 14-1 runner-up in the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga has yet to win a stakes in his 8-race career. Trainer Jorge Abreu has been on his own only since 2016, and is a former assistant to Preakness winners Nick Zito and Chad Brown.

3
Art Collector
LAST 5 RACES:

1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 7

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Blue Grass

Son of Preakness winner Bernardini was sidelined from the Kentucky Derby with a left-front foot injury (known as ‘grabbing a quarter’). He is unbeaten this year at Churchill Downs, Keeneland and Ellis Park within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. If recovered, Art Collector is expected to be one of the Preakness favorites.

9
Authentic
LAST 5 RACES:

1 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby was his fifth win from 6 lifetime starts and gave Bob Baffert an all-time record sixth win in the ‘Run for the Roses.’ Baffert has never lost the Preakness when bringing a Derby winner to Baltimore, 5-for-5 in his career, and seeks a record eighth win in this race.

1
EXCESSION
LAST 5 RACES:

2-8-7-3-1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
REBEL STAKES

Runner-up in March’s Rebel Stakes at 82-1 odds when last seen, this son of Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags has not raced in 203 days. He will try to give trainer Steve Asmussen his third Preakness victory, following Curlin in 2007 and Rachel Alexandra in 2009.

6
JESUS' TEAM
LAST 5 RACES:

3-2-4-2-1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
JIM DANDY STAKES

Fourth in the Haskell and third in the Jim Dandy, his lone 2 victories in 10 attempts have come in claiming events at Gulfstream Park. He’s the first Triple Crown starter for trainer Jose Francisco D’Angelo, who saddled his first starter in the summer of 2019.

11
Liveyourbeastlife
LAST 5 RACES:

2 - 1 - 3 - 4 - 5

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Jim Dandy Stakes

The 14-1 runner-up in the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga has yet to win a stakes in his 8-race career. Trainer Jorge Abreu has been on his own only since 2016, and is a former assistant to Preakness winners Nick Zito and Chad Brown.

8
MAX PLAYER
LAST 5 RACES:

5-3-3-1-1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
WITHERS STAKES

Late rallies have produced minor shares of the purse in the Kentucky Derby, Belmont and Travers. Two-time Preakness-winning trainer Steve Asmussen took over his conditioning from Linda Rice prior to the Derby. He would be the only horse to run in all 3 legs of the 2020 Triple Crown.

2
Mr. Big News
LAST 5 RACES:

3 - 6 - 1 - 5 - 1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Oaklawn Stakes

The surprise performance of Kentucky Derby 146 came from this 46-1 longshot when he rallied to finish third. His signature win came in the Oaklawn Stakes in April over a sloppy track, also at 46-1 odds, so neither track conditions nor expectations seem to bother him.

7
NY TRAFFIC
LAST 5 RACES:

8-2-2-2-3

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
HASKELL STAKES

Winless in 7 stakes races, the Kentucky Derby eighth-place finisher tired after chasing Authentic for the first mile in Louisville. He finished just a nose behind Authentic in the Grade 1 Haskell at Monmouth prior to the Derby and looks to rebound.

10
Pneumatic
LAST 5 RACES:

1 - 4 - 3 - 1 - 1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Pegasus Stakes

The Belmont Stakes fourth-place finisher was aimed away from the Kentucky Derby and utilized the Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth as a designed Preakness prep. He put forth his best performance in winning that race for trainer Steve Asmussen, who has Preakness wins with modern racing legends Rachel Alexandra and Curlin.

4
SWISS SKYDIVER
LAST 5 RACES:

2-1-2-1-1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
SANTA ANITA OAKS

The Kentucky Oaks runner-up will try to become the second filly to win the Preakness since 1924, joining Rachel Alexandra (2009) – and the sixth filly in history to do so. Her 2020 travels include victories in the Gulfstream Park Oaks, Fantasy, Santa Anita Oaks and the Alabama. She was second to Art Collector in the Blue Grass in her previous foray vs. the boys.

5
Thousand Words
LAST 5 RACES:

1 - 2 - 11 - 4 - 1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Shared Belief Stakes

Stablemate of Authentic scratched from the Kentucky Derby after flipping in the paddock pre-race. He upset Honor A.P. most recently as a 9-1 shot in the Shared Belief Stakes in California. Trainer Bob Baffert boasts a record-tying 7 victories in the Preakness.

1
EXCESSION
LAST 5 RACES:

2-8-7-3-1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
REBEL STAKES

Runner-up in March’s Rebel Stakes at 82-1 odds when last seen, this son of Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags has not raced in 203 days. He will try to give trainer Steve Asmussen his third Preakness victory, following Curlin in 2007 and Rachel Alexandra in 2009.

2
Mr. Big News
LAST 5 RACES:

3 - 6 - 1 - 5 - 1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Oaklawn Stakes

The surprise performance of Kentucky Derby 146 came from this 46-1 longshot when he rallied to finish third. His signature win came in the Oaklawn Stakes in April over a sloppy track, also at 46-1 odds, so neither track conditions nor expectations seem to bother him.

3
Art Collector
LAST 5 RACES:

1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 7

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Blue Grass

Son of Preakness winner Bernardini was sidelined from the Kentucky Derby with a left-front foot injury (known as ‘grabbing a quarter’). He is unbeaten this year at Churchill Downs, Keeneland and Ellis Park within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. If recovered, Art Collector is expected to be one of the Preakness favorites.

4
SWISS SKYDIVER
LAST 5 RACES:

2-1-2-1-1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
SANTA ANITA OAKS

The Kentucky Oaks runner-up will try to become the second filly to win the Preakness since 1924, joining Rachel Alexandra (2009) – and the sixth filly in history to do so. Her 2020 travels include victories in the Gulfstream Park Oaks, Fantasy, Santa Anita Oaks and the Alabama. She was second to Art Collector in the Blue Grass in her previous foray vs. the boys.

5
Thousand Words
LAST 5 RACES:

1 - 2 - 11 - 4 - 1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Shared Belief Stakes

Stablemate of Authentic scratched from the Kentucky Derby after flipping in the paddock pre-race. He upset Honor A.P. most recently as a 9-1 shot in the Shared Belief Stakes in California. Trainer Bob Baffert boasts a record-tying 7 victories in the Preakness.

6
JESUS' TEAM
LAST 5 RACES:

3-2-4-2-1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
JIM DANDY STAKES

Fourth in the Haskell and third in the Jim Dandy, his lone 2 victories in 10 attempts have come in claiming events at Gulfstream Park. He’s the first Triple Crown starter for trainer Jose Francisco D’Angelo, who saddled his first starter in the summer of 2019.

7
NY TRAFFIC
LAST 5 RACES:

8-2-2-2-3

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
HASKELL STAKES

Winless in 7 stakes races, the Kentucky Derby eighth-place finisher tired after chasing Authentic for the first mile in Louisville. He finished just a nose behind Authentic in the Grade 1 Haskell at Monmouth prior to the Derby and looks to rebound.

8
MAX PLAYER
LAST 5 RACES:

5-3-3-1-1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
WITHERS STAKES

Late rallies have produced minor shares of the purse in the Kentucky Derby, Belmont and Travers. Two-time Preakness-winning trainer Steve Asmussen took over his conditioning from Linda Rice prior to the Derby. He would be the only horse to run in all 3 legs of the 2020 Triple Crown.

9
Authentic
LAST 5 RACES:

1 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby was his fifth win from 6 lifetime starts and gave Bob Baffert an all-time record sixth win in the ‘Run for the Roses.’ Baffert has never lost the Preakness when bringing a Derby winner to Baltimore, 5-for-5 in his career, and seeks a record eighth win in this race.

10
Pneumatic
LAST 5 RACES:

1 - 4 - 3 - 1 - 1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Pegasus Stakes

The Belmont Stakes fourth-place finisher was aimed away from the Kentucky Derby and utilized the Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth as a designed Preakness prep. He put forth his best performance in winning that race for trainer Steve Asmussen, who has Preakness wins with modern racing legends Rachel Alexandra and Curlin.

11
Liveyourbeastlife
LAST 5 RACES:

2 - 1 - 3 - 4 - 5

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Jim Dandy Stakes

The 14-1 runner-up in the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga has yet to win a stakes in his 8-race career. Trainer Jorge Abreu has been on his own only since 2016, and is a former assistant to Preakness winners Nick Zito and Chad Brown.

1
EXCESSION
LAST 5 RACES:

2-8-7-3-1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
REBEL STAKES

Runner-up in March’s Rebel Stakes at 82-1 odds when last seen, this son of Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags has not raced in 203 days. He will try to give trainer Steve Asmussen his third Preakness victory, following Curlin in 2007 and Rachel Alexandra in 2009.

2
Mr. Big News
LAST 5 RACES:

3 - 6 - 1 - 5 - 1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Oaklawn Stakes

The surprise performance of Kentucky Derby 146 came from this 46-1 longshot when he rallied to finish third. His signature win came in the Oaklawn Stakes in April over a sloppy track, also at 46-1 odds, so neither track conditions nor expectations seem to bother him.

3
Art Collector
LAST 5 RACES:

1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 7

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Blue Grass

Son of Preakness winner Bernardini was sidelined from the Kentucky Derby with a left-front foot injury (known as ‘grabbing a quarter’). He is unbeaten this year at Churchill Downs, Keeneland and Ellis Park within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. If recovered, Art Collector is expected to be one of the Preakness favorites.

4
SWISS SKYDIVER
LAST 5 RACES:

2-1-2-1-1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
SANTA ANITA OAKS

The Kentucky Oaks runner-up will try to become the second filly to win the Preakness since 1924, joining Rachel Alexandra (2009) – and the sixth filly in history to do so. Her 2020 travels include victories in the Gulfstream Park Oaks, Fantasy, Santa Anita Oaks and the Alabama. She was second to Art Collector in the Blue Grass in her previous foray vs. the boys.

5
Thousand Words
LAST 5 RACES:

1 - 2 - 11 - 4 - 1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Shared Belief Stakes

Stablemate of Authentic scratched from the Kentucky Derby after flipping in the paddock pre-race. He upset Honor A.P. most recently as a 9-1 shot in the Shared Belief Stakes in California. Trainer Bob Baffert boasts a record-tying 7 victories in the Preakness.

6
JESUS' TEAM
LAST 5 RACES:

3-2-4-2-1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
JIM DANDY STAKES

Fourth in the Haskell and third in the Jim Dandy, his lone 2 victories in 10 attempts have come in claiming events at Gulfstream Park. He’s the first Triple Crown starter for trainer Jose Francisco D’Angelo, who saddled his first starter in the summer of 2019.

7
NY TRAFFIC
LAST 5 RACES:

8-2-2-2-3

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
HASKELL STAKES

Winless in 7 stakes races, the Kentucky Derby eighth-place finisher tired after chasing Authentic for the first mile in Louisville. He finished just a nose behind Authentic in the Grade 1 Haskell at Monmouth prior to the Derby and looks to rebound.

8
MAX PLAYER
LAST 5 RACES:

5-3-3-1-1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
WITHERS STAKES

Late rallies have produced minor shares of the purse in the Kentucky Derby, Belmont and Travers. Two-time Preakness-winning trainer Steve Asmussen took over his conditioning from Linda Rice prior to the Derby. He would be the only horse to run in all 3 legs of the 2020 Triple Crown.

9
Authentic
LAST 5 RACES:

1 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby was his fifth win from 6 lifetime starts and gave Bob Baffert an all-time record sixth win in the ‘Run for the Roses.’ Baffert has never lost the Preakness when bringing a Derby winner to Baltimore, 5-for-5 in his career, and seeks a record eighth win in this race.

10
Pneumatic
LAST 5 RACES:

1 - 4 - 3 - 1 - 1

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Pegasus Stakes

The Belmont Stakes fourth-place finisher was aimed away from the Kentucky Derby and utilized the Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth as a designed Preakness prep. He put forth his best performance in winning that race for trainer Steve Asmussen, who has Preakness wins with modern racing legends Rachel Alexandra and Curlin.

11
Liveyourbeastlife
LAST 5 RACES:

2 - 1 - 3 - 4 - 5

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHT ANALYSIS:
Jim Dandy Stakes

The 14-1 runner-up in the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga has yet to win a stakes in his 8-race career. Trainer Jorge Abreu has been on his own only since 2016, and is a former assistant to Preakness winners Nick Zito and Chad Brown.