Preakness Favorites: The Biggest Flaw of Each of the Top Contenders

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Preakness Favorites: The Biggest Flaw of Each of the Top Contenders
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California Chrome will be the favorite, but a vulnerable one.

The Preakness Stakes is fast approaching with horses eager to redeem themselves out of the Kentucky Derby or horses looking to assert themselves after getting snubbed from Kentucky. Then there's the Derby winner trying keep the Triple Crown dream alive.

There are solid horses in this field that have a legitimate shot at winning the Preakness. But often times with strength comes weakness. No horse is invincible.

Every horse has an Achilles' heel, or a chink in the chest armor a la Smaug, and by reading ahead you'll find out what makes even the strongest horses vulnerable in the second jewel of the Triple Crown.

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