The 142 Preakness Stakes is restricted to only 14 Preakness Stakes runners and will run on Saturday, May 20, 2017, for the second leg of the Triple Crown.
Here is the latest look at Lookin At Lee, one of the contenders for the 2017 Preakness Stakes to be run at Pimlico Race Course.
Owner: L and N Racing LLC
Trainer: Steven Asmussen
Pedigree: Lookin At Lucky – Langara Lass, by Langfuhr
Last Race Result: 2nd Place, Kentucky Derby, 5/6/17
Lookin At Lee has a chance to ultimately be the third favorite at the Preakness Stakes, but in all likelihood, he's going to settle right into the middle of the field. He's at +1200 choice at the moment, but after finishing second at the Kentucky Derby at a price of 33 to 1, he's got a shot to really make some strides from there. Lookin At Lee got a lot of run from the sharp bettors at the Kentucky Derby, and knowing that he's the son of 2010 Preakness Stakes winner, Lookin At Lucky is only going to help draw in more public bettors, too.
Sharps realized early in the process for the Kentucky Derby that Lookin At Lee was probably going to be a lot better with the added distance. And right they were. Always Dreaming was always going to win the Derby with the way he ran that day, but Lookin At Lee was second best for our money. He got a nice break from the rail and managed to stay there over the course of the entire race. In fact, in the official race comments, the few words were "Dream inside trip to 1/8."
The likelihood of getting the same dream inside trip at the Preakness Stakes are actually pretty good for Lookin At Lee. He's not going to have a ton of company at the back of the field, and there's a lot of speed that could end up tiring each other out. If that ends up being the case, Lookin At Lee will once again have a chance to make his way up the field as he did at the Kentucky Derby when he came from 16th to finish second in a great stretch run.
But let's remember that the results for Lookin At Lee haven't been fantastic. You have to go back to August 6, 2016 to find the last time this pony won, and that was at Ellis Park, not exactly a track known for its top notch three-year old thoroughbred racing. There have been some decent results in the interim, the best of which was clearly the Kentucky Derby, but there were some duds, too.
The risk you run with a colt who is a deep closer is with what happens when he doesn't have his best kick in him. See: Rebel Stakes. That day, Lookin At Lee was a 12 to 1 longshot, started off 10th and literally never even remotely challenged against Malagacy, Sonneteer and Untrapped. Does that mean that he isn't ultimately better than those horses? Of course not. But it's a risk that you run by putting Lookin At Lee in your exotics.
If you can get past the actual results and can stomach the risk that he never actually gets up to the head of the pack, Lookin At Lee might present some darn good value at this price of +1200. The great fear that we have though, is by the time he actually gets to the mutuels after the morning line odds are released, Lookin At Lee might have all the value sapped out of him. If you're going to get in on the action with the runner-up at the Derby, now might be the time to do so.
With a maximum of 14 horses accepted into the Preakness Stakes field, there is a significant vetting process to qualify the horses among this group of three-year olds. Horses which finish in the Top 5 at the Kentucky Derby are automatically eligible, while the remaining slots are awarded based on career earnings in both graded stakes races and restricted races.
The 142 Preakness Stakes field won't be finalized until the post draw occurs on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
|Always Dreaming||Brooklyn Boyz Stables, et al||Todd Pletcher||John Velazquez||Track Odds|
|Classic Empire||John C. Oxley||Mark Casse||Julien Leparoux||Track Odds|
|Cloud Computing||Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence||Chad Brown||Javier Castellano||Track Odds|
|Conquest Mo Money||Judge Lanier Racing||Miguel Hernandez||Jorge Carreno||Track Odds|
|Gunnevera||Peacock Racing Stables||Antonio Sano||Mike Smith||Track Odds|
|Hence||Calumet Farm||Steve Asmussen||Florent Geroux||Track Odds|
|Lookin at Lee||L and N Racing LLC||Steve Asmussen||Corey Lanerie||Track Odds|
|Multiplier||Gary Barber, et al||Brendan Walsh||Joel Rosario||Track Odds|
|Senior Investment||Fern Circle Stables||Ken McPeek||Channing Hill||Track Odds|
|Term of Art||Calumet Farm||Doug O'Neill||Jose Ortiz||Track Odds|
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