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Preakness analysis: No reason to stop backing favorite

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This is a no-brainer. I picked California Chrome in the Kentucky Derby, and, after his fifth consecutive, convincing victory, I’m picking him again in today’s Preakness Stakes. He’ll be a fraction of his 5-2 Derby odds, but that doesn’t diminish his odds of taking the second leg of the Triple Crown in his attempt to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. He’s just plain better than his nine opponents in the ...

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