When Animal Kingdom leaves this gate this Saturday in the Preakness Stakes, he will not only be taking on some familiar opponents that he defeated in the Kentucky Derby, but he will also be facing off against a handful of newcomers as well.
Although the field is not set in stone yet, we have a general idea of who will be running in the 136th Preakness Stakes. Horses who ran in the Kentucky Derby, such as Dialed In, Mucho Macho Man and Shackleford, will get another shot at Animal Kingdom. King Congie and Sway Away highlight the newcomers.
After his impressive performance in the Derby, Animal Kingdom will be looking to capture the second leg of the Triple Crown. Although the field will be smaller, winning the Preakness will be no easy task.
Here are five horses worth placing a straight bet on.