May 19, 2:33 PM EDT

Preakness offers encouraging news for Always DreamingAlways Dreaming attempting to become fourth Kentucky Derby champ in last six years to win PreaknessPreakness offers encouraging news for Always DreamingAlways Dreaming attempting to become fourth Kentucky Derby champ in last six years to win Preakness

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Recent history suggests Kentucky Derby champion Always Dreaming has a good shot at winning the Preakness on Saturday.

Always Dreaming will attempt to be the fourth Kentucky Derby winner in the last six years to finish first in the Preakness. In fact, seven of the last 15 Kentucky Derby victors also went on to win the second leg of the Triple Crown two weeks later.

Here's a rundown at how the last 15 Kentucky Derby winners fared in the Preakness. Their Preakness finish is in parentheses.

2002: War Emblem (1st)

Notes: War Emblem posted a three-quarter length victory over Magic Weisner. War Emblem went on to finish eighth in the Belmont Stakes, which was won by Sarava.

2003: Funny Cide (1st)

Notes: Funny Cide won the Preakness by 9