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Preakness Stakes 2011: Picks, Predictions, News

Animal Kingdom remained a 2-1 favorite in betting line odds one day prior to the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown.

Who can challenge the Kentucky Derby winner? Steven Crist of the Daily Racing Form thinks Dailed In can. Dailed In, 6-1, missed the Kentucky Derby due to illness.

The Baltimore Sun has a rundown of Preakness predictions. The Sun also offers a list of five things to watch for at the Preakness.

The New York Times looks at Animal Kingdom’s final preparations.

At SI.com, Gene Menez says Animal Kingdom is “the horse to beat” despite the disadvantage of the 11th post position.

Here is the full list of morning line odds, along with the post positions for Saturday’s race.

No. 1 Astrology 15-1
No. 2 Norman Asborjson 20-1
No. 3 King Congie 20-1
No. 4 Flashpoint 20-1
No. 5 Shackleford 12-1
No. 6 Sway Away 15-1
No. 7 Midnight Interlude 15-1
No. 8 Dance City 12-1
No. 9 Mucho Macho Man 6-1
No. 10 Dialed In 9-2
No. 11 Animal Kingdom 2-1
No. 12 Isn’t He Perfect 30-1
No. 13 Concealed Identity 30-1
No. 14 Mr. Commons 20-1