Justify draws 7 post, is heavy 1-2 favorite for Preakness

Justify draws 7 post, is heavy 1-2 favorite for Preakness

TSN's coverage begins at 5 p.m. ET on TSN2 as the top performing thoroughbreds in the world compete in the Middle Jewel of the American Triple Crown.

The Pimlico Race Course track handicapper set the morning-line odds on Justify emerging from Saturday's race undefeated and headed to the Belmont Stakes with the Triple Crown at stake at 1-2.

Justify will face three other challengers he beat two weeks ago at Churchill Downs - Good Magic, Lone Sailor and Bravazo - and four horses who skipped the Derby - Quip, Tenfold, Sporting Chance and Diamond King. The stallion takes his shot on Saturday at a third classic victor with Tampa Bay Derby victor Quip, who bypassed the Kentucky Derby to await the Preakness. Lookin at Lucky is one of the six Preakness winners trained by Bob Baffert, who will saddle Justify at Old Hilltop on Saturday.

You can see where every horse stands heading into the race below. Justify also broke from the seventh gate in his Kentucky Derby victory.

The most recent horse to start from Post 7 and win the Preakness was Lookin at Lucky in 2010.

As in the Derby, rain is forecast for the Baltimore area on Saturday.

Quip won the Grade II Tampa Bay Derby and finished second in the Grade I Arkansas Derby, giving him enough points to get in the Kentucky Derby; however, his connections preferred to point him to the Preakness.

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