The Preakness Post Position Draw took place Monday afternoon aat Pimlico. AUTHENTIC
, winner of the Kentucky Derby, drew post 9 of the 11 horse field and is the 9-5 morning line favorite. Trainer Bob Baffert was happy eith the draw stating that he wanted to avoid 1 and 11. He is 5-5 in winning the Kentucky Derby-Preakness double. Baffert will also have THOUSAND WORDS
in the race, who drew post 5 at 6-1 odds. He will be running with blinkers this time out. Both horses will fly to Baltimore on Tuesday. They have been staying in D. Wayne Lukas' barn at Churchill.
ART COLLECTOR is back after missing the Derby due to a minor injury. He will be breaking from post 3 at 5-2 odds.
A filly has been added to the mix with SWISS SKYDIVER. She will be coing out of post 6 at 6-1 odds. She was second in the Oaks and second in the Blue Grass Stakes behind ART COLLECTOR. RACHEL ALEXANDRA was the last filly to win the race in 2009.
COUNTRY GRAMMAR was a late withdrawal for trainer Chad Brown.
MR. BIG NEWS finished 3rd in the Derby at 40-1. He will look to shake things up again, but at 12-1.
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