Peace Rules Early Preakness Favorite
Peace Rules is the favorite in the early wagering for Saturday's Preakness Stakes. The Derby third-place finisher is 5-2, while the Derby winner, Funny Cide, is 9-2.The odds are only based on what was bet today in Maryland, thus representing a very small share of what will be wagered by the 6:12 p.m. post time Saturday.Funny Cide is not even the second choice. The entry of Scrimshaw and Senor Swinger are 7/2. Scrimshaw is trained by D. Wayne Lukas and Senor Swinger by Bob Baffert. They will run coupled because both are owned by Bob and Beverly Lewis.Cherokee's Boy and Ten Cents a Shine are both 4-1, followed by Kissin Saint, 12-1; New York Hero, 18-1; Foufa's Warrior, 19-1; and Midway Road, 25-1.The track at Pimlico Friday was very sloppy after two inches of rain fell overnight and during the day.