Justify is on a roll. On the heels of winning the 2018 Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, the young colt traveled north from Louisville to Baltimore, and once again in bad weather and on a sloppy track, Justify was the first to cross the finish line.

An easy winner, sort of

There is no such thing as an easy winner in the world of sports, including horse racing. However, when it came to predicting the winner of today’s Preakness Stakes, let’s just say no one was looking past the favorite.

According to a Forbes report, every NBC analyst picked Justify to win - and they were right on the money.

Justify capped off a dreary afternoon at Pimlico Raceway by racing neck-and-neck down the stretch with Good MagiBravadoazo and Tenfold before finally pulling away from the crowd and capturing the second leg of the Triple Crown. The heavy favorite went off at 2-5 odds and paid $2.80 to win. A 7-8 exacta paid $27.40, while the Trifecta paid $148.30.

While the odds haven't come out for the Belmont Stakes, the odds of Justify winning the Triple Crown have. Before the Preakness began, US Racing.com had Justify listed at +140 to win the Triple Crown. If you got that bet in before the Preakness, congrats - because the odds will likely only go down from here on out.

Triple Crown madness begins

Now that Justify has captured the Preakness Stakes, the horse racing world is eagerly awaiting the possible field for the final leg of the Triple Crown as the anticipation is already building for the Belmont Stakes three weeks from today.

With a victory in New York, Justify can become the 13th Triple Crown winner in horse racing history, and the second in the last three years. In 2015, American Pharoah bolted his way into history by sweeping all three Triple Crown races. And yes, just like Justify, he was trained by the hottest name in the game today, Bob Baffert.

While the horse should get most of the credit for winning, and obviously so, Baffert and Hall of Fame Jockey Mike Smith are once again doing an incredible job behind the scenes. At 52, Smith just keeps pushing on with great results. He is the Tom Brady of horse racing. And as for Baffert, he just keeps training horses that climb to the top of the racing world.

Down the stretch, the Preakness seemed to come down to Justify and Good Magic, but in the end Justify got the job done, and the man with the Midas Touch was once again as humble as he could be in the winner's circle.

“It was like we had our own private match race and someone had to give — I’m just glad it wasn’t us,” said Baffert, who added that the exhilarating victory took more out of him than it probably did out of Justify. “I’m just glad that everyone got to see a great horse race.” Can Justify make horse racing history in New York? We shall find out on June 9 when the horses hit the track at Belmont Park. For right now, Smith, Baffert and Justify just want to bask in the well-deserved spotlight of winning another stakes race.