Jon & Joel break down the Preakness field and talk about the challengers and challenges facing Derby winner California Chrome. Can the big favorite be beaten, and if so, who is good enough to spoil his Triple Crown bid?
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TCI Top 10
|1||California Chrome||106||Derby winner looking for sixth straight win, but this race is more competitive than his ML odds suggest.|
|2||Social Inclusion||106||Appears to be on his game at Pimlico, where his lethal speed could be tough to reel in; Very dangerous.|
|3||Kid Cruz||99||New shooter is a deep closer on a roll; Needs a fast pace to be effective here, which is possible.|
|4||Ride On Curlin||102||Physically looks better going into the Preakness than the Derby; Rosario gives him a shot to be on the board.|
|5||Bayern||99||May be the quickest of the speed; Think he’ll prove to be a top middle-distance type, but this seems beyond his reach.|
|6||General A Rod||100||Derby effort is a toss, as he was never engaged like he needs to be; Can grind his way onto the board here.|
|7||Ring Weekend||97||Has some upside and his Calder performance can be forgiven, but not sold he is ready for this yet.|
|8||Pablo Del Monte||95||Important piece to the Preakness because he’s the furthest drawn speed, but pace influence will be his lone contribution.|
|9||Dynamic Impact||96||Has really come around this year and could have a nice future, but this is a big jump at this point.|
|10||Ria Antonia||94||Speaking of big jumps, this filly’s owner has ambitious plans considering she was just off the board in the KY Oaks.|