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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.

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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.
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