(RNN) - They were considered the top contenders in the Kentucky Derby, and now threaten to make the Preakness Stakes a two-horse race.
Always Dreaming is the favorite for Saturday's Preakness at 4-7 odds coming off his win in the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago. But Classic Empire is a close second at 5-2.
Classic Empire started as the favorite for the Derby, but was surpassed in betting by Always Dreaming, who went off as a co-favorite with Irish war Cry. Classic Empire finished fourth.
Of the 10 horses in the Preakness, half were not in the Kentucky Derby, putting all eyes the two frontrunners. Lookin At Lee, who took second in the Kentucky Derby, is the third choice at 9-1.
Of the five horses that were not in the Derby, the lowest odds are the 12-1 line on Conquest Mo Money and Cloud Computing.
If Always Dreaming can capture the Preakness, it would set up a shot at the Triple Crown with the June 10 Belmont Stakes.
Post time is 6:45 p.m. Eastern.
Here are the odds as of 4 p.m. Eastern Saturday:
1. Multiplier 25-1
2. Cloud Computing 12-1
3. Hence 15-1
4. Always Dreaming 4-7
5. Classic Empire 5-2
6. Gunnevera 12-1
7. Term of Art 30-1
8. Senior Investment 30-1
9. Lookin At Lee 9-1
10. Conquest Mo Money 12-1
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