2013 Preakness odds: Morning line released

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Orb remains a 1/1 morning line favorite despite drawing the rail for the 2013 Preakness Stakes on Wednesday. Departing and Mylute are projected to be his stiffest competition.

Orb remained a steady 1/1 favorite to win the 2013 Preakness Stakes, despite drawing a seemingly unfavorable post position out of Gate 1 on Wednesday. The Kentucky Derby winner will need to best Mylute (5/1 odds out of Gate 5) and newcomer Departing (6/1 odds out of Gate 4) to continue his Triple Crown run.

Here are the odds for the full field at the Preakness:

1. Orb - 1/1
2. Goldencents - 8/1
3. Titletown Five - 30/1
4. Departing - 6/1
5. Mylute - 5/1
6. Oxbow - 16/1
7. Will Take Charge - 12/1
8. Govenor Charlie - 12/1
9. Itsmyluckyday - 10/1

Goldencents was a distant 17th-place finisher at Churchill Downs, but he remains one of Orb's top challengers at 8/1 odds. The Preakness is the shortest of the Triple Crown races, which could be a benefit for Goldencents, considering his fade down the stretch at the Kentucky Derby.

Oxbow drew the seemingly favorable No. 6 post, from which 15 Preakness winners have gone on to win. Surprisingly, however, his odds dropped from 14/1 to 16/1 following the draw.

More Triple Crown coverage:

Complete 2013 Preakness Stakes coverage

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Orb wins the Kentucky Derby | Video: Orb storms down the stretch

No Finish Line: Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens returns

SB Nation's horse racing blog: And Down The Stretch They Come

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