(The Spread)Animal Kingdom will try to capture the second leg of the Triple Crown this evening when the 2011 running of the Preakness Stakes takes place at Pimlico Race Course.

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What: The 136th running of the Preakness Stakes

When: Saturday, May 21, 2011

Where: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland

Post Time: Approximately 6:05PM ET

The Favorite: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog.com have made Animal Kingdom a +200 money line favorite. When the opening odds were released, he was +400 on the money line and then those odds dropped to +250 when the post positions were drawn on Wednesday. Since then, his odds have stayed steady and is the clear favorite.

The Challengers: Dialed In finished 8th at the Kentucky Derby but most horseracing observers believe that he’ll run better today at the Preakness. And it’s clear by his +350 money line odds that oddsmakers haven’t given up on him either. He could ruin Animal Kingdom’s chances to win the Triple Crown this year, as could Mucho Macho Man. He finished third at the Kentucky derby and has +500 money line odds to win tonight at Pimlico Race Course.

The Sleepers: Astrology has to be considered one of the dark horses (no pun intended) at this year’s Preakness. In seven career races, he’s never finished lower than third. He’s winless in his last three starts, but he finished second at the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club in November of last year, second at the Grade 3 Sunland Derby in March and second in the Grade 2 Jerome Hcp on April 23. At +1500 on the money line, he seems like a great value.

The Weather: With the way the weather in the northeast has been over the past week, observers thought that there would be a soggy track at the Preakness this year. But there’s actually only just a 10% chance of ran in Maryland tonight, and there’s a high of 83 degrees. Therefore, there should be clear conditions and a good track when the contenders take their positions in the 2011 Preakness Stakes.

For a complete list of odds for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes, see below.

2011 Preakness Stakes Odds to Win – Saturday, May 21 – Pimlico Race Course

Animal Kingdom +200

Dialed In +350

Mucho Macho Man +500

Dance City +1300

Shackleford +1300

Astrology +1500

Sway Away +1600

Midnight Interlude +1800

Mr. Commons +2000

Flashpoint +2100

King Congie +2500

Isnt He Perfect +3000

Norman Asbjornson +3000

Concealed Identity +4000

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