09/28 11:43 CDT Authentic set as 9-5 favorite at masked Preakness draw
Authentic set as 9-5 favorite at masked Preakness draw
By STEPHEN WHYNO
AP Sports Writer
Kentucky Derby winner Authentic was installed as the 9-5 morning line favorite
for the Preakness and drew the No. 9 post position at the draw Monday that
lacked the usual fanfare of owners and trainers packing into a crowded tent in
the infield at Pimlico Race Course.
Authentic's trainer, Bob Baffert, is undefeated taking the Derby winner to the
Preakness, which will be run Saturday without fans. Baffert is looking for his
record-breaking eighth Preakness victory.
Track announcer Dave Rodman announced the post positions for the field of 11
horses wearing a mask, while those pulling the pills to determine them were
seated --- socially distanced and masked --- nearby.
Art Collector, who was scratched from the Derby, appears to be the biggest
threat to Authentic and is the 5-2 second choice on the morning line out of
post No. 3.
Baffert's other entry, Thousand Words, and filly Swiss Skydiver are next at
6-1. Thousand Words drew the No. 5 post and Swiss Skydiver the No. 4 as she
looks to be the sixth filly to win the Preakness and first since Rachel
Alexandra in 2009.
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