What: 136th Preakness Stakes

When: Tomorrow, 6:19 p.m. post time (Race 12)

Where: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore

TV: NBC beginning at 4:30 p.m. (Versus has undercard coverage starting at 2:30 p.m.)

Radio: ESPN (950-AM), beginning at 6 p.m.

Wagering Info: 1-888-BET-2-WIN or www.phonebet.com

Distance: 1 3/16 miles.

Weights: 126 pounds.

Weather: Mostly sunny, temperatures in the high 70s at post time.

Purse: $1 million (if 14 start). First place: $600,000. Second place: $200,000. Third place: $110,000. Fourth place: $60,000.

2011 Triple Crown schedule: Kentucky Derby, May 7 (winner: Animal Kingdom); Preakness Stakes, May 21; Belmont Stakes, June 11.

WHERE TO WAGER

 ON TRACK

Harrah's Chester: 777 Harrahs Blvd., Chester, 800-480-8020

Parx Racing: 3001 Street Road, Bensalem, 215-639-9000

OFF-TRACK PARLORS

Center City:

1635 Market St.

215-246-1556

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South Philadelphia:

700 Packer Ave.

215-551-8270

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Northeast:

Roosevelt Mall

Cottman and Bustleton Aves.

215-338-1887

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Upper Darby:

150 S. 69th St.

610-352-5666

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Valley Forge:

Oaks Corporate Center

600 Cresson Blvd.

610-650-0100

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Brandywine:

1021 Baltimore Pike

Concordville

610-361-9000

WAGERING TERMS

Win: Betting a horse to finish first.

Place: Betting a horse to finish first or second.

Show: Betting a horse to finish first, second or third.

Across the board: Betting an equal amount to win, place and show.

Exacta: A bet on which horses will finish first and second, in order.

Quinella: A bet on which horses will finish first and second, regardless of order.

Trifecta: A bet on which horses will finish first, second and third, in order.

Superfecta: A bet on which horses will finish first, second, third and fourth, in order.

Pick Six: Correctly picking the winners of six consecutive designated races. Pick Six wagering tomorrow at Pimlico begins with Race 7.

THE PREAKNESS FIELD

1 Astrology

Morning Line: 15-1

Owner: Stonestreet Stables and George Bolton

Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Jockey: Mike Smith

Gross Earnings: $323,893

2011: 2 starts; 0 firsts; 2 seconds; 0 thirds

Career: 7 starts; 2 firsts; 3 seconds; 2 thirds

Last three: Jerome Handicap (2nd), Sunland Derby (2nd), Kentucky Jockey Club (2nd).

Jerardi's breakdown: Never been worse than third in seven starts. Right there in five straight minor stakes.

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2 Norman Asbjornson

Morning Line: 30-1

Owner: Thomas McClay and Harry Nye

Trainer: Christopher Grove

Jockey: Julian Pimentel

Gross Earnings: $167,200

2011: 3 starts; 1 first; 1 second; 0 thirds

Career: 6 starts; 2 firsts; 1 second; 0 thirds

Last three: Wood Memorial (4th), Gotham Stakes (2nd), allowance at Parx Racing (1st).

Jerardi's breakdown: Won his only two races at Parx and Penn National. Improving, but would need a career top.

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3 King Congie

Morning Line: 20-1

Owner: West Point Thoroughbreds

Trainer: Tom Albertrani

Jockey: Robby Albarado

Gross Earnings: $143,000

2011: 4 starts; 3 firsts; 0 seconds; 1 third

Career: 6 starts; 3 firsts; 0 seconds; 1 third

Last three: Blue Grass Stakes (3rd), Hallandale Beach Stakes (1st), Tropical Park Derby (1st).

Jerardi's breakdown: Did this colt improve because of the distances or because he got off dirt? Great run in the Blue Grass.

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4 Flashpoint

Morning Line: 20-1

Owner: Peachtree Stables

Trainer: Wesley Ward

Jockey: Cornelio Velasquez

Gross Earnings: $140,000

2011: 3 starts; 2 firsts; 0 seconds; 0 thirds

Career: 3 starts; 2 firsts; 0 seconds; 0 thirds

Last three: Florida Derby (4th), Hutcheson Stakes (1st), maiden special (1st).

Jerardi's breakdown: Quick enough to have dominated the 7-furlong Hutcheson. Should ensure a quick pace here.

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5 Shackleford

Morning Line: 12-1

Owner: Mike Lauffer and Bill Cubbedge

Trainer: Dale Romans

Jockey: Jesus Castanon

Gross Earnings: $312,000

2011: 4 starts; 1 first; 1 second; 0 thirds

Career: 6 starts; 2 firsts; 1 second; 0 thirds

Last three: Kentucky Derby (4th), Florida Derby (2nd), Fountain of Youth Stakes (5th).

Jerardi's breakdown: Derby pacesetter was all heart, but still could not win even after very moderate fractions sans pressure.

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6 Sway Away

Morning Line: 15-1

Owner: Batman Stable, et al.

Trainer: Jeff Bonde

Jockey: Garrett Gomez

Gross Earnings: $111,500

2011: 3 starts; 0 firsts; 1 second; 0 thirds

Career: 4 starts; 1 first; 2 seconds; 0 thirds

Last three: Arkansas Derby (4th), Rebel Stakes (6th), San Vicente Stakes (2nd).

Jerardi's breakdown: Son of Afleet Alex made a giant, premature move in the Arkansas Derby. Chance with a better-timed move.

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7 Midnight Interlude

Morning Line: 15-1

Owner: Arnold Zetcher

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Martin Garcia

Gross Earnings: $600,000

2011: 5 starts; 2 firsts; 1 second; 1 third

Career: 5 starts; 2 firsts; 1 second; 1 third

Last three: Kentucky Derby (16th), Santa Anita Derby (1st), maiden special (1st).

Jerardi's breakdown: Simply did not fire in Kentucky. Bob Baffert giving him another shot.

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8 Dance City

Morning Line: 12-1

Owner: Estate of Edward P. Evans

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Ramon Dominguez

Gross Earnings: $160,900

2011: 3 starts; 2 firsts; 0 seconds; 1 third

Career: 4 starts; 2 firsts; 1 second; 1 third

Last three: Arkansas Derby (3rd), allowance (1st), maiden special (1st).

Jerardi's breakdown: Never stopped trying in strong Arkansas Derby after chasing the pace. Ran all the way to the wire.

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9 Mucho Macho Man

Morning Line: 6-1

Owner: Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Dream Team One Racing Stable

Trainer: Kathy Ritvo

Jockey: Rajiv Maragh

Gross Earnings: $570,000

2011: 4 starts; 1 first; 0 seconds; 2 thirds

Career: 9 starts; 2 firsts; 3 seconds; 3 thirds

Last three: Kentucky Derby (3rd), Louisiana Derby (3rd), Risen Star (1st).

Jerardi's breakdown: Gave yet another strong performance when third in the Derby. Fires every time.

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10 Dialed In

Morning Line: 9-2

Owner: Robert LaPenta

Trainer: Nick Zito

Jockey: Julien Leparoux

Gross Earnings: $840,000

2011: 4 starts; 2 firsts; 1 second; 0 thirds

Career: 5 starts; 3 firsts; 1 second; 0 thirds

Last three: Kentucky Derby (8th), Florida Derby (1st), allowance race (2nd).

Jerardi's breakdown: Got too far behind a slow Derby pace. Gets a $5.5 million bonus for his connections with a win here.

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11 Animal Kingdom

Morning Line: 2-1

Owner: Team Valor International

Trainer: H. Graham Motion

Jockey: John Velazquez

Gross Earnings: $1,696,800

2011: 3 starts; 2 firsts; 1 second; 0 thirds

Career: 5 starts; 3 firsts; 2 seconds; 0 thirds

Last three: Kentucky Derby (1st), Spiral Stakes (1st), allowance race (2nd).

Jerardi's breakdown: Derby winner was no fluke. In a cleanly run race, he overwhelmed the field in the stretch.

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12 Isn't He Perfect

Morning Line: 30-1

Owner: Kharag Stables

Trainer: Doodnauth Shivmangal

Jockey: Edgar Prado

Gross Earnings: $90,222

2011: 6 starts; 1 first; 0 seconds; 1 third

Career: 12 starts; 2 firsts; 0 seconds; 1 third

Last three: Jerome Handicap (5th), Wood Memorial (5th), allowance (1st).

Jerardi's breakdown: Have no clue why they picked this race for this horse. Would be a miracle if he hits the board.

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13 Concealed Identity

Morning Line: 30-1

Owner: Linda Gaudet & Morris Bailey

Trainer: Eddie Gaudet

Jockey: Sheldon Russell

Gross Earnings: $120,780

2011: 3 starts; 0 firsts; 0 seconds; 0 thirds

Career: 3 starts; 0 firsts; 0 seconds; 0 thirds

Last three: Private Terms Stakes (5th), Miracle Wood Stakes (4th), Dancing Count Stakes (4th).

Jerardi's breakdown: Son of Smarty Jones may have his sire's genes, but unfortunately does not have his speed.

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14 Mr. Commons

Morning Line: 20-1

Owner: St. George Farm Racing

Trainer: John Shirreffs

Jockey: Victor Espinoza

Gross Earnings: $120,000

2011: 3 starts; 2 firsts; 0 seconds; 1 third

Career: 4 starts; 2 firsts; 0 seconds; 1 third

Last three: Santa Anita Derby (3rd), allowance (1st), maiden special (1st).

Jerardi's breakdown: Finished third in Santa Anita Derby. First and second horses in that race finished 16th and 19th in Derby.

STAFF PICKS

Dick Jerardi: 11 Animal Kingdom; 6 Sway Away; 10 Dialed In; 9 Mucho Macho Man

Ed Barkowitz: 10 Dialed In; 9 Mucho Macho Man; 5 Shackleford; 7 Midnight Interlude

Stan Hochman: 4 Flashpoint; 9 Mucho Macho Man; 11 Animal Kingdom; 10 Dialed In