Three of the Preakness entrants had their last outing in the same race, the Lexington Stakes won by Behindatthebar. You can see here why the colt, who had his early starts in California, was installed at least at reasonable odds, 10-1, behind prohibitive favorite Big Brown (1-2).
In the Lexington on April 19, Behindatthebar comes from way back to run down three horses in the stretch, including Preakness starter, Riley Tucker. Also making a late charge but about a length-and-a-half behind Behindatthebar was another Preakness starter, Racecar Rhapsody.
Behindatthebar, who starts from the No. 5 hole Saturday, has won three of his five starts and the Todd Pletcher colt has been working at Belmont. David Flores is in the irons.
Riley Tucker has been training at Belmont, too, under Bill Mott. Since winning his maiden at Belmont, the dark bay has run six more times, including some graded stakes races, and he's hit the money five times but no more victories. Starting from the No. 10 gate at Old Hilltop, he's being ridden by Barbaro jockey Edgar Prado, who already has three trips on Riley Tucker.
Racecar Rhapsody has been training at Churchill. The colt has won once, as a two-year-old. As a three-year-old, he has two races, both of them fourth-place finishes. Racecar Rhapsody starts from No. 6 and Robby Albarado is the jockey.
Here's the Lexington: