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The Preakness, horse by horse

Eddie Mac reviews the contenders for Saturday's $1 million Preakness Stakes.

Updated: May 19, 2005, 2:28 AM ET
By Ed McNamara | Special to ESPN.com

Afleet AlexProbable Preakness favorite strikes me as an underlay who seems vulnerable to regressing. After a career-best win in the Arkansas Derby, he ran his eyeballs out for the final half-mile of the Derby and understandably ran out of gas in deep stretch. If he had nothing left late only two weeks before, can he bounce back? At a short price, always say no to that question. He's the most accomplished and consistent horse in the field, but to expect another strong effort is asking a lot. Could ...

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