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  • BALTIMORE -- Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was made the odds-on favourite at 3-5 on Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew an inside post position in the 10-horse field that includes a filly for the first time in five years. Michael Gallup Cowboys Jersey . Trained by Art Sherman and ridden by Victor Espinoza, California Chrome will break from the No. 3 post, which has produced 10 winners in the previous 138 runnings of the 1 3/16-mile race, the last being Prairie Bayou in 1993. "Three is fine with me," Sherman said. "Most of the speed is on the outside of me. If they go, they go, I can tuck in right behind them without any problems. I think my horse will perform." So does California Chromes co-owner Steve Coburn, who dared to look ahead. "One race at a time," he said, "but Im still thinking Triple Crown." If California Chrome wins on Saturday, next up would be the Belmont Stakes on June 7. Only 11 horses have swept the Derby, Preakness and Belmont and none since 1978. California Chrome brings a five-race winning streak into the Preakness, having won that many by a combined 26 lengths. Still, his overwhelming odds surprised Sherman, a 77-year-old trainer who has never had a colt this good. "I never thought Id be that kind of price," he said. "I really thought Id be 6-5." Speedster Social Inclusion was the 5-1 second choice of new Pimlico oddsmaker Keith Feustle. The colt drew the No. 8 post. He skipped the Kentucky Derby and is one of seven new horses lining up to challenge California Chrome. "Im never afraid of nothing," owner Ron Sanchez said. "We have a great post position. We have slow horses to our outside. Thats going to help us a lot." Bayern and Ride On Curlin are the co-third choices at 10-1. Bayern, who drew the No. 5 post, is trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who is seeking a sixth Preakness win. Rosie Napravnik will ride the colt, trying to become the first female jockey to win the race. Ride On Curlin finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago. Once again, Ride On Curlin drew an outside post, landing in the No. 10 spot after breaking from the 19th position in the Derby starting gate under Calvin Borel. This time, Joel Rosario will ride the colt. Borel has switched to filly Ria Antonia, who is the longest shot in the field at 30-1. "I wish she was 50-1," co-owner Ron Paolucci said. "The way she works and trains, she thinks shes 3-5." She will try to become the first filly to win the Preakness since Rachel Alexandra beat the boys in 2009. Like Rachel, Ria Antonia did not run in the Derby first. She finished sixth in the Kentucky Oaks, held the day before the Derby. After the Oaks, Ria Antonias owners switched trainers, dumping Baffert for Tom Amoss. "I always wanted to run in this race," Paolucci said. "My filly is a really big filly, shes really solid. Coming back in two weeks gives her an absolute edge. I know its really going to help her." General a Rod is the only other Derby horse to try the Preakness. He was 11th at Churchill Downs. There is a trio of 20-1 shots in the field. One of them, Kid Cruz, is trained by Linda Rice, giving the Preakness a female trainer, jockey and filly in the same race for the first time. The other 20-1 shots are Pablo Del Monte, who drew the No. 9 post, and Ring Weekend, who will break from the No. 4 spot. Illinois Derby winner Dynamic Impact drew the No. 1 post, putting the colt along the rail, a spot not favoured by most trainers who fear getting trapped inside. Dalton Schultz Cowboys Jersey . According to a report from the Hamilton Spectator, Infrastructure Ontario has informed the City of Hamilton and the Tiger-Cats the stadium may not be ready by the June 30 deadline. Deonte Thompson Cowboys Jersey ATLANTA -- Johnny Manziel threw four touchdown passes, and Toney Hurd Jr. returned an interception 55 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in Texas A&Ms 52-48 victory over Duke on Tuesday night in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Manziel, playing in what might be his final college game, completed 30 of 38 passes for 382 yards and ran for 73 yards and a touchdown. Hurds interception return gave the No. 20 Aggies (9-4) their first lead with 3:33 remaining. Manziel was asked about entering the NFL draft after the game. "I cant even talk about anything other than this game," Manziel said. "This was unreal." No. 22 Duke (10-4) led 38-17 at halftime and 41-31 entering the fourth quarter. The Blue Devils couldnt hold off the comeback and are still looking for their first bowl win since beating Arkansas 7-6 in the 1961 Cotton Bowl. Hurd stepped in front of receiver Johnell Barnes for the interception, the first turnover for either team. Texas A&M linebacker Nate Askew ended Dukes next possession with another interception. Duke quarterback Anthony Boone passed for 427 yards and three touchdowns with the two interceptions. Manziel was even better. Manziel, a third-year sophomore who won the Heisman Trophy as a freshman last season, is widely projected as a first-round pick if he decides to enter the NFL draft. Texas A&Ms defence opened the second half with its first stop of the game. The Blue Devils, successful on two fourth-down calls in the first half, were stopped on fourth down from the Texas A&M 35. That set the stage for Manziels magic. The elusive quarterback had runs of 12 and 14 yards before his highliight play of the game. Bo Scarbrough Cowboys Jersey. On second down from the Duke 17, Manziel danced and shuffled in traffic before vaulting a defender and dumping a short pass to Travis Labhart, who scored easily for his third touchdown of the game. Josh Snead ran and caught passes for touchdowns and blocked a punt to set up a scoring run by Boone as Duke dominated the first half. Snead capped Dukes opening drive with an 11-yard touchdown catch. All the pregame focus on Manziel and his possible farewell game failed to address the Aggies weakness that made the 2013 season a disappointment. Texas A&M ranked last in the Southeastern Conference and 105th in the nation in total defence and 88th in the nation in scoring defence. Dukes offence, led by Boone, ripped through the vulnerable Texas A&M defence. The Blue Devils gained 365 yards with no punts in the first half while building a 38-17 lead. Manziel and the Aggies couldnt match Dukes relentless attack. Mistakes hurt the Aggies, including an unsportsmanlike conduct call against receiver Mike Evans which helped to stall their first possession. Evans drew a second personal foul call later in the first quarter and then had to hear about it on the sideline from Manziel. Duke attacked with go-for-broke play-calling. The Blue Devils were successful on two four-and-1 plays in a second-quarter drive that ended with Josh Sneads 25-yard touchdown run, his second score of the game. Duke then added even more pressure by recovering an onside kick following the touchdown. The recovery at midfield set up Ross Martins 18-yard field goal on the final play of the half for a 38-17 lead. Cheap Brewers Jerseys Cheap Twins JerseysCheap Mets Jerseys Cheap Yankees Jerseys Cheap Athletics Jerseys Cheap Phillies Jerseys Cheap Pirates Jerseys Cheap Padres Jerseys Cheap Giants Jerseys Cheap Mariners JerseysCheap Cardinals Jerseys Cheap Rays Jerseys Cheap Rangers Jerseys Cheap Blue Jays Jerseys Cheap Nationals Jerseys ' ' '
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