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Always Dreaming looks for Preakness Stakes victory

Trying to get the second leg of the Triple Crown

Horse Racing: 143rd Kentucky Derby Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

After winning The Kentucky Derby, Always Dreaming and trainer Todd Pletcher will look to capture the second leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday at The Preakness Stakes.

Here’s a look at the post positions with morning lines:

2017 Preakness Stakes Post Positions

Post Horse Jockey Trainer Morning line odds
Post Horse Jockey Trainer Morning line odds
1 Multiplier Joel Rosario Brendan Walsh 30/1
2 Cloud Computing Javier Castellano Chad Brown 12/1
3 Hence Florent Geroux Steve Asmussen 20/1
4 Always Dreaming John Velazquez Todd Pletcher 4/5
5 Classic Empire Julien Leparoux Mark Casse 3/1
6 Gunnevera Mike Smith Antonio Sano 15/1
7 Term Of Art Jose Ortiz Doug O'Neill 30/1
8 Senior Investment Channing Hill Ken McPeek 30/1
9 Lookin at Lee Corey Lanerie Steve Asmussen 10/1
10 Conquest Mo Money Jorge Carreno Miguel Hernandez 15/1

Classic Empire was the favorite at The Kentucky Derby, but finished fourth. Lookin at Lee actually finished second to Always Dreaming, and will go off from the ninth post position at Pimlico.

Pletcher, who is an Arizona alum, had three horses in The Kentucky Derby, and was originally supposed to have multiple horses in The Preakness, but will only run Always Dreaming this weekend.

There’s an extra layer to why Arizona fans should be rooting for Always Dreaming to pull this off. The three-year-old’s sire is Bodemeister, who was the runner-up in the 2012 Kentucky Derby, was trained by another Arizona alum in Bob Baffert.

So this is the ultimate U of A horse.

Horses that win the Derby tend to do well in the Preakness because the race lengths are so similar. Two weekends ago, Always Dreaming won the 1 1/4 mile race. This weekend, he’ll be asked to run 1 3/16 miles.

Coverage of the Preakness begins at 2 PM PT on NBC, with post time expected to be right around 3:45 PM PT. If you can’t watch it on TV, you’ll also be able to stream it here.