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I'll Have Another heads Preakness draw

May 16, 2012 at 9:16 PM   |   Comments

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BALTIMORE, May 16 (UPI) -- Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another will go for a fourth straight win as part of the field drawn Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

The chestnut colt will try for the middle jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown Saturday at the 137th running of the $1 million, 1-3/16 mile Preakness.

Trained by Doug O'Neill, the colt is coming off consecutive wins at the Kentucky Derby, Santa Anita Derby and the Robert B.Lewis Stakes, all with Mario Gutierrez in the saddle.

I'll Have Another, the 5-2 second choice in the morning line, drew post nine in Saturday's race.

The 8-5 favorite is Derby runner-up Bodemeister, trained by racing Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who drew post seven with Mike Smith back as jockey.

The rest of the field includes, in order, Tiger Walk, 30-1, Kent Desormeaux; Teeth of the Dog, 15-1, Joe Bravo; Pretension, 30-1, Javier Santiago; Zetterholm, 20-1, Junior Alvarado; Went the Day Well, 6-1, John Velazquez; Creative Cause, 6-1, Joel Rosario; Daddy Nose Best, 12-1, Julien Leparoux; Optimizer, 30-1, Corey Nakatani and Cozzetti, 30-1, Jose Lezcano.

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