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Preakness Stakes Odds - For Justify the Preakness Stakes offers the golden opportunity of a shot at immortality as with a win he will be two thirds towards the ultimate prize of a Triple Crown. Justify is looking to become only the second horse since 1978 grasp the Holy Grail of thoroughbred racing. But for a horse such as Good Magic the Preakness Stakes is a shot at redemption and to ease the pain of a second place finish at the Kentucky Derby. Good Magic will be in the top tier of betting favorites to deny the dreams of Justify and end all talk of a 2018 Triple Crown. In fact, Good Magic may be the better bet as there will be too much public money flowing towards Justify.
The Preakness Stakes will go to post on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 6:20 p.m. ET at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Catch the Preakness States live on NBC.
Career Record: 2-3-1
Career Earnings: $2, 255, 000
Kentucky Derby Finish: Second Place
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Good Magic is a three-year-old chestnut colt by Curlin and Glinda the Good with trainer Chad C. Brown and Jose Ortiz as jockey. The owners are e-Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables LLC. The Breeder is Stonestreet Stables LLC.
On May 5, 2018 Good Magic finished behind only Justify and ahead of Audible in the Kentucky Derby. At the one mile mark Good Magic had climbed from fifth to second but did not quite have enough to close the deal. But the fact that Good Magic stayed so close to the end bodes well for the Preakness Stakes as it is a shorter race and one and one sixteenth miles instead of the one and a quarter miles of Churchill Downs.
Prior to the Kentucky Derby Good Magic ran at Keeneland on April 7, 2018 and was the winner of the Grade Two Blue Grass Stakes with Flameaway finishing second and Sporting Chance taking the third position.
On March 3, 2018 Good Magic ran at Gulfstream Park in the Grade Two Fountain of Youth and finished in third place behind Promises Fulfilled and Strike Power. Good Magic was in constant contention throughout the race but simply did not have enough to bust loose in a crowded field of five wide.
Good Magic’s biggest win was in the Breeders Cup Juvenile last fall.
Why Good Magic Will Win the Preakness Stakes
The fact that Good Magic was the closest contender to Justify in the Kentucky Derby is the ultimate statement of his ability. And fans have not forgotten the Breeders Cup Juvenile win against top competition.
Why Good Magic Won't Win the Preakness Stakes
Good Magic has the aura of a good horse that is not quite good enough with too many close calls.
The Final Verdict
Good Magic will finish in the top three with a solid shot at victory.
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