Other forces could easily get in the way. Justify is said to have recovered from a bruised heel, but any knock is cause for concern. On the track, more rain is expected through Saturday afternoon in Baltimore, with the inclement weather likely easing up by post time.
Here’s what you need to know about Preakness Day.
Pre-race coverage: NBC Sports Network, 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Preakness coverage: NBC (Chs. 11, 4), 5 to 7:15 p.m.
Post time: 6:48 p.m.
Purse: $1.5 million
Broadcasters: Larry Collmus (race caller); Bob Costas and Mike Tirico (hosts); Randy Moss, Jerry Bailey and Eddie Olczyk (analysts); and Donna Brothers, Britney Eurton, Carolyn Manno, Laffit Pincay III and Kenny Rice (reporters)