Preakness Post Positions 2013: Final Breakdown and Predictions

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Preakness Post Positions 2013: Final Breakdown and Predictions
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Nine will break from the gate in Saturday's $1 million Preakness Stakes.

It is time to get our "Preak on" with a field of nine lining up to go in the $1 million Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, the second jewel of racing’s Triple Crown.

Kentucky Derby winner Orb takes on five foes he soundly beat in the slop at Churchill Downs two weeks ago along with three fresh faces that bypassed the Run for the Roses.

A win by Orb, who is even money on the morning line, will send the talented colt to New York in three weeks to attempt to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.

But first he has eight foes standing in his way in Baltimore before we start really analyzing his true Triple Crown chances.

Here is my final breakdown on how each of the nine runners will fare in the Preakness, with horses listed in reverse order of predicted finish.

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