Nearly a perfect break in the 137rd running of the Preakness.
Bodemeister (large white blaze #7)  finds the lead relatively quickly down the lane the first time.  I”ll Have Another (#9) is  to his outside and 3/4 lengths behind.
Crossing the wire the first time, Bodemeister finds his lead uncontested while I’ll Have Another stays near but begins to save ground.
Into the grandstand turn, Bodemeister leads while running two wide.  I’ll Have Another  (purple cap) only a bit outside in running in 4th.
Another point of call set by Bodemeister who would run the first half mile in 47 & 3/5ths, much slower than the Kentucky Derby.
Mike Smith settles Bodemeister down up the backstretch while I’ll Have Another contends for 4th on the outside.
Bodemeister finally gets some pressure by Creative Cause (#6) while I’ll Have Another temporarily drops to 5th.
Well into the turn for home, it’s still Bodemeister, while I’ll Have Another moves into third clear of the front two. 
The top three draw clear of the field with Bodemeister still in the lead.  Mario Gutierrez aboard I’ll Have Another has to decide whether to go inside or outside of Creative Cause.
Gutierrez decides outside.  Bodemeister pulls away from Creative Cause as the straighten up.
Past the 3/16th pole, Bodemeister leads Creative Cause by three.  I’ll Have Another moves into second and takes off in his trademark style. 
At the eighth pole it’s still Bodemeister but his lead is shrinking.
As the shadow of the last sixteenth approaches Bodemeister searched for the wire.
Less than 30 yards from the wire, I’ll Have Another draws even Bodemeister, similar to the Kentucky Derby.
These two colts become perpetually linked together with only I’ll Have Another moving on to Belmont, alive for the Triple Crown. (Photo: McCue)