The pills have been pulled and the field is set for Saturday's Grade 1 Preakness at Pimlico (post time: 6:18pm Eastern; TV: NBC). Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another drew post position #9 and is the second choice on the morning line at odds of 5/2. Bodemeister, runner-up to I'll Have Another in at Churchill Downs, drew post position #7 and is the morning line favorite at 8/5.
The two favorites should be happy with their draw; Bodemeister is right in the middle of the field and should easily be able to make the lead from the gate, while I'll Have Another draws outside his rival and should be able to stalk Bode all the way around the track.
Went the Day Well and Creative Cause, two more horses returning from the Derby, are the co-third choice on the morning line at odds of 6/1.
Six horses that ran in the Kentucky Derby are returning for the Preakness: I'll Have Another, Bodemeister, Daddy Nose Best, Creative Cause, Went the Day Well, and Optimizer. New shooters joining the Triple Crown party are Cozzetti, Pretension, Teeth of the Dog, Tiger Walk and Zetterholm.
Below are the entries, post positions and morning line odds for Saturday's 2012 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.