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Preakness Day begins: Track is wet under overcast sky

Preakness Day is officially upon us. The national anthem was just sung. Seven horses are getting ready for the first race of a 14-race program. It's overcast and cool.

The track is wet after last night's thunderstorms -- which caused the Orioles and Blue Jays to play past midnight -- but there is only a slight chance of any significant rain today so the conditions should be very good for the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes.

Always Dreaming remains the favorite, though the early odds have shifted slightly. The opening line was 4-5, but the Kentucky Derby winner is currently being bet at 3-2. Classic Empire, which will break from the gate right beside Always Dreaming, is currently at 5-2.

Lookin at Lee, which finished second at Churchill Downs, is currently at 7-1.

My humble opinion: That's where the money is.

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