Kentucky Derby winner Authentic is 9-5 morning line favorite in Preakness Stakes

Kentucky Derby winner Authentic is 9-5 morning line favorite in Preakness Stakes
Kentucky Derby entry Authentic runs during a workout at Churchill Downs, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. The 146th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5. (Source: AP Photo/Darron Cummings/AP)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Kentucky Derby winner Authentic will break from post position #9 in a field of 11 in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday in Baltimore, Maryland. The Bob Baffert trainee is the 9-5 morning line favorite.

Authentic worked on Monday morning at Churchill Downs, blazing a half-mile in :47.60 seconds.

Blue Grass Stakes and Ellis Park Derby winner Art Collector is the second choice in the morning line at 5-2 and will break from post #3.

The filly, Swiss Skydiver, second last time out in the Kentucky Oaks, will take on the boys again and is 6-1 out of post #4.

Baffert’s Thousand Words, scratched in the paddock before the Kentucky Derby, is also 6-1 and drew post #5.

Here is the field for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes:

1 Excession 30-1

2 Mr. Big News 12-1

3 Art Collector 5-2

4 Swiss Skydiver 6-1

5 Thousand Words 6-1

6 Jesus' Team 30-1

7 NY Traffic 15-1

8 Max Player 15-1

9 Authentic 9-5

10 Pneumatic 20-1

11 Liveyourbestlife 30-1

Post time for Preakness 145 is 5:45 p.m. and you will see the race LIVE on WAVE 3 News and NBC.

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