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.

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