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Justify is the early prohibitive favorite in the Preakness

Justify is the early favorite in the Preakness, but he’s also far from a sure thing

D. Wayne Lukas chimes in on this year’s 2nd jewel in the Triple Crown.  “Yes, [the field] can beat him,” Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who has two Preakness entrants, said last week. “But it’s going to be very difficult. But you have to look back down the years. Who would have thought Barbaro would have got beat? Who would have thought Fusaichi Pegasus would have got beat? Who would’ve thought that any of these horses that were heavily favored out of the Derby [would lose]? It’s [Justify’s] race to lose. … But you can’t mail it in.”

Baltimore Sun coverage of the 2018 Preakness Stakes

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