Todd Pletcher cannot help looking past the Preakness Stakes. He likes Super Saver’s chances in the second leg of the Triple Crown, and the odds and recent history says he should. Seventy favorites have won here in the 134-year history of the Preakness, including the past two years when Rachel Alexandra (9-5) and Big Brown (1-5) romped. Kentucky Derby champions like Super Saver have held their form here on a quick turnaround as well: 32 of them have captured the first two legs of the series, including seven of the past 15 runnings. – From NY Times
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