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    Handicapping the Preakness Stakes field

    Bayern took a morning gallop at Pimlico Thursday under exercise rider Jorge Alvarez.(AP Photo/Garry Jones)
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    Bayern took a morning gallop at Pimlico Thursday under exercise rider Jorge Alvarez.

    The entries for Saturday’s 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. The Globe’s Joe Sullivan handicaps the field.

    1.Dynamic ImpactMiguel Mena Mark Casse 12-1
    Won the Illinois Derby in April; only other win was a maiden race.
    2.General a Rod Javier CastellanoMichael Maker 15-1
    Never had a chance in the Kentucky Derby because of traffic problems.
    3.California Chrome Victor Espinoza Art Sherman3-5
    Easy winner in Kentucky but in really slow time; has throat problem.
    4.Ring Weekend Alan GarciaGraham Motion20-1
    Would have to improve a lot, but it’s not out of the question with top trainer.
    5.Bayern Rosie NapravnikBob Baffert10-1
    Won Derby Trial at Churchill but was disqualified; fast, and will be near or on lead.
    6.Ria AntoniaCalvin BorelThomas Amoss30-1
    A filly who finished sixth in Kentucky Oaks; owner seems to want to run.
    7.Kid CruzJulian Pimentel Linda Rice 20-1
    Speed figures are slow, but won the Tesio at Pimlico in last race.
    8.Social Inclusion Luis Contreras Manuel Azpurua 5-1
    Fast, will be near or on lead; holds victory over injured but highly regarded Honor Code.
    9.Pablo Del Monte Jeffrey SanchezWesley Ward 20-1
    A real wild card with a slick trainer; best races on artificial surfaces.
    10. Ride On Curlin Joel Rosario William Gowan 10-1
    Another one who never had a chance in Kentucky because of traffic.
    Sullivan’s picks: 1. Bayern, 2. Social Inclusion, 3. Ring Weekend.

    Joe Sullivan can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @globesullivan.