Always Dreaming heavily favored in early Preakness wagering

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming is washed after a walk on the track at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Friday, May 19, 2017. The Preakness Stakes horse race is scheduled to take place Saturday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming is washed after a walk on the track at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Friday, May 19, 2017. The Preakness Stakes horse race is scheduled to take place Saturday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming is taking heavy action in early wagering for this weekend’s Preakness.

The 4-5 favorite on the morning line, Always Dreaming opened at 1-5 when advance betting began Friday afternoon.

Arkansas Derby winner Classic Empire was second at 5-1.

The other eight horses were in double digits, with Gunnevera the third choice at 14-1.

Odds will fluctuate up to the start of the race, scheduled for 6:48 p.m. Saturday.

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