Belmont winner Union Rags, and perhaps another 3-year-old or two, such as trainer Bob Baffert’s Bodemeister and Paynter, will try to make a run at a division championship with a sizzling summer campaign.
Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another turned in another strong gallop as he prepares for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.
Union Rags, along with Derby third-place finisher Dullahan, are given the best chances of knocking off 4-5 morning-line favorite I’ll Have Another. Dullahan is 5-1, Union Rags 6-1 in the 12-horse field.
If the trends hold, the winner of this year’s Preakness will be one of the six that ran in the Derby, and will go off at odds of less than 4-to-1. Here is a closer look at the 11 who will line up for the 2012 Preakness Stakes: