Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was made the odds-on favorite at 3-5 on Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew an inside post position in the 10-horse field that includes a filly for the first time in five years.
The Kentucky Derby is among the world’s toughest races to win but California Chrome made it look easy.
Trainer Art Sherman liked what he saw when reunited with California Chrome, his Kentucky Derby-winning colt.
Preakness contender Ride on Curlin turned in a strong gallop Tuesday morning at Pimlico.
No matter what scenario he’s thrust into, California Chrome usually finds a way to make the adjustment.
A filly is going to challenge the boys in the Preakness for the first time since 2009 when Rachel Alexandra won.
After California Chrome’s win in the Kentucky Derby as the favorite, the California colt will be running in the Preakness with a bullseye on his back.
California Chrome wins the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
The key to a financially successful day will be hitting one of the multi-horse wagers: the exacta, trifecta, and superfecta. Even if the favorite California Chrome wins, a few longshots filling in the second through fourth positions could make the return on investment significant.