Preakness Stakes 2024: Just Steel Horse Racing Profile

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Written By Brett Gibbons | Last Updated
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Just Steel didn’t have the run he hoped at the Kentucky Derby, as the horse finished 17th. But under the elite tutelage of Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas and champion pedigree (sired by Triple Crown winner Justify), Just Steel may have success in front of him yet. He closed at 35-1 in Preakness odds for Futures Pool No. 2. Given his disappointing showing at Churchill Downs, those odds may stick, making Just Steel a true longshot.

Below, we’ll look at everything you need to know to bet on Just Steel in the upcoming Preakness Stakes.

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Just Steel Horse Racing Profile

Record: 2-4-1 (12)

Owner: BC Stables

Jockey: Joel Rosario

Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas

Color: Dark Bay

Running Style: Stalker

Last race: Finished 17th at the Kentucky Derby (G1)

Sire/Dam: Justify/Irish Lights

Post position: 7

Morning line odds: 15-1

Just Steel Past Performances

DateRaceLengthBrisnet Speed FigureFinish
5/4/24Kentucky Derby (G1)1 1/4 milesNot good, Bob!17th
3/30/24Arkansas Derby (G1)1 1/8 miles972nd
2/24/24Rebel Stakes (G2)1 1/16 miles867th
2/3/24Southwest Stakes (G3)1 1/16 miles912nd
1/1/24Smarty Jones (LS)1 1/16 miles862nd
11/25/23Ed Brown (LS)6 1/2 furlongs961st
10/29/23Alwoc7 furlongs853rd
10/7/23Breeder’s Futurity (G1)1 1/16 miles776th
9/4/23Hopeful (G1)7 furlongs787th
8/5/23MSW6 furlongs971st
7/15/23MSW5 1/2 furlongs772nd
6/17/23MSW5 1/2 furlongsN/A5th

The Word On Just Steel

May 4: Finished 17th in a poor showing at the Kentucky Derby. Went off at 21-1. Got caught in a hot early pace and had nothing left for the stretch

Apr 27: Opened 20-1 on the morning line, running out of Post 6.

Apr. 7: Closed a 30-1, middle of the pack, in April’s Kentucky Derby futures pool following a runner-up finish in the Arkansas Derby.

Mar. 30: Went off at 32-1 in the Arkansas Derby. Sat a length off the pace for the entire run and could not close the gap from a powerful finish from Muth (2-1). Just Steel did pass a fading Timberlake (even favorite). Came in second by three lengths, but also finished ahead of the rest of the pack by at least four lengths.

Preakness Stakes Odds 2024

Find Preakness Stakes morning line odds below. Unlike fixed-odds betting, odds for the Preakness Stakes will continue to move until post time, even if you place your bet today. Most odds movement occurs the day of and minutes before post.

Post PositionHorseMorning-Line OddsTrainerJockey
1.Mugatu20-1Jeff EnglerJoe Bravo
2.Uncle Heavy20-1Butch Reid Jr.Irad Ortiz Jr.
3.Catching Freedom6-1Brad CoxFlavien Prat
4.MuthSCRBob BaffertJuan Hernandez
5.Mystik Dan5-2Kenny McPeekBrian Hernandez Jr.
6.Seize the Gray15-1D. Wayne LukasJaime Torres
7. Just Steel15-1D. Wayne LukasJoel Rosario
8.Tuscan Gold8-1Chad BrownTyler Gaffalione
9.Imagination6-1Bob BaffertFrankie Dettori

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