May 16th, 2015 − Pimlico Race Course

Preakness Stakes 2015 sponsored by Fasig-Tipton

American Pharoah 4-5 3-5 105 1st, 105 JP: Had to work for it, but still got Derby win. Tactical speed affords him a good trip every time.
  by Pioneerof the Nile       MW: Still the best of his generation. Big question now is, can he bounce back off a taxing effort?
  Owner: Zayat Stables; Trainer: Bob Baffert; Jockey: Victor Espinoza  
Dortmund 7-2 7-2 106 3rd, 101 JP: Considering physical stature, quality colt should be just fine coming back on two weeks' rest.
  by Big Brown       MW: Loved him in Derby, and thought he was a winner on backstretch, so he disappointed me.
  Owner: Kaleem Shah; Trainer: Bob Baffert; Jockey: Martin Garcia  
Mr. Z 20-1 30-1 91 13th, 82 JP: Have thought this horse has needed a rest for some time. Winless since debut win last June.
  by Malibu Moon       MW: This poor horse needs to have his confidence rebuilt, not have his head bashed in again.
  Owner: Calumet Farm; Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas; Jockey: Corey Nakatani  
Danzig Moon 15-1 12-1 95 5th, 95 JP: Had rough trip first quarter-mile of Derby, fell into nice spot, then went evenly through lane.
  by Malibu Moon         MW: He's a nice colt and is improving, but a minor award would seem the best he could do here.
  Owner: John Oxley; Trainer: Mark Casse; Jockey: Julien Leparoux  
Tale of Verve 30-1 50-1 72 - JP: Won a slow maiden race at Keeneland. Plenty of easier spots far more suitable than this folly.
  by Tale of Ekati       MW: You know, he wouldn't even be favored in a first-level allowance race at most major tracks.
  Owner: Charles Fipke; Trainer: Dallas Stewart; Jockey: Joel Rosario  
Bodhisattva 20-1 30-1 91 - JP: Top local owns win over track in Tesio, but this is a much tougher group than he's ever faced.
  by Student Council         MW: Every year, it seems, a local takes on the big guns, and loses. It's a move that rarely works.
  Owner: Jose Corrales; Trainer: Jose Corrales; Jockey: Trevor McCarthy  
Divining Rod 12-1 12-1 98 - JP: Really liked turn of foot he showed powering clear in Lexington. Improving, so don't overlook.
  by Tapit         MW: Did rate effectively off the lead for the first time last time, but faces much better this time.
  Owner: Lael Stables; Trainer: Arnaud Delacour; Jockey: Javier Castellano  
Firing Line 4-1 9-2 104 3rd, 104 JP: Ran race of his life in Derby, wasn't good enough. Only has to make up one length on Pharoah.
  by Line of David       MW: Of those coming out of the Derby, he seems the most ill -suited to the two-week turnaround.
  Owner: Arnold Zetcher; Trainer: Simon Callaghan; Jockey: Gary Stevens