Preakness Preview: Can Anyone Beat Justify?

By Kevin Martin

The morning after Justify’s dominant win in the Kentucky Derby, it seemed that the field for this Saturday’s Preakness Stakes in Baltimore would offer little challenge. Since then, trainer Chad Brown made the decision to enter Good Magic, the Derby’s second-place finisher, and has set the stage for a compelling re-match at Pimlico. It is expected that five other three-year-olds will enter to take on Justify and Good Magic.

Justify made his first career start less than four months ago and has won all five of his races with relative ease. He broke a long-standing historical Derby trend by winning it without a start as a two-year-old. Apollo — the last to accomplish that feat — did it back in 1882. Justify became just the third horse since 1915 to win the Derby with only four career starts. His…

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