Preakness Contenders 2013: Strengths and Weaknesses of Every Horse

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Preakness Contenders 2013: Strengths and Weaknesses of Every Horse
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Orb prepares for the Preakness at Pimlico

The field that has assembled for the 138th Preakness Stakes is a complex one, led by the Kentucky Derby victor Orb. Eight rivals will try to deny the big bay colt his chance at immortality, as he strives to move one step closer to Triple Crown greatness. 

Each horse enters this race with its own set of strengths and weaknesses. Some have enough positives to overlook a negative, but for others, their shortcomings will be their undoing in the second jewel of the Triple Crown.

Here is a look at the field for Saturday's Preakness Stakes, with horses listed in order of predicted finish.

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