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Preakness Stakes Odds: Always Dreaming Draws Four Post, 4-5 Chalk for Preakness

A field of 10 will head to the gate on Saturday in the $1.5-million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico, but only one has a shot at Triple Crown glory, and his backers are going to have to take a short price.

Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming drew the four post and was installed as the 4-5 morning line favorite for the second jewel of the Triple Crown, and his odds remain at 4-5 at Bovada in early Preakness wagering.

The Todd Pletcher trainee put in another strong gallop on Thursday morning and his trainer is not worried about the post position for his talented colt.

“I think [the post] is fine,” Pletcher said. “He was four in the Florida Derby and five in the Kentucky Derby. He’s generally a very good horse away from the gate. We’ll just come away and try to establish some position and see what some other horses are doing.

“He’s done great [at Pimlico],” Pletcher added. “He’s training forwardly, aggressively, manageably — everything we would like to see.”

Breaking just to his outside will be Classic Empire, who is the 3-1 second choice in early Preakness betting at Bovada.

The colt was fourth in the Run for the Roses and came out of the race with a few cuts and a swollen eye after getting bumped around coming out of the gate, getting shuffled back and had to come wide.

His campaign had some stops and starts this year, coming out of his third-place finish in the Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park with a foot abscess and a sore back.

In addition, he balked in the mornings before workouts, leading his connections to send him to the farm for a couple of weeks.

The strategy paid off as he came back with a sharp win in the Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park.

Lookin At Lee got a good trip in the Kentucky Derby and rallied up the rail to finish second at 33-1 and returns looking to turn the tables. The Steve Asmussen trainee is 10-1 in early Preakness betting at Bovada.

Gunnevera (16-1) and Hence (20-1) also come back after competing in the Derby where they were seventh and 11th respectively.

Always Dreaming will face five fresh faces, the best being Cloud Computing, who was third in the Wood Memorial (G2) at Aqueduct in his last start for trainer Chad Brown. The colt is currently at 14-1.

Completing the Preakness field are Illinois Derby winner Multiplier (40-1), Santa Anita Derby (G1) seventh-place finisher Term of Art (33-1), Lexington Stakes (G3) victor Senior Investment (33-1) and Arkansas Derby runner-up Conquest Mo Money (18-1).

The Preakness is the 13th race on a 14-race card at Pimlico on Saturday and will be broadcast live on NBC.

Odds to win the 2017 Preakness Stakes
HorseOdds
Always Dreaming-125
Classic Empire+300
Lookin At Lee+1000
Cloud Computing+1400
Gunnevera+1600
Conquest Mo Money+1800
Hence+2000
Term of Art+3300
Senior Investment+3300
Multiplier+4000

Odds as of May 18 at Bovada

Handicapper Michael Dempsey will be covering the Triple Crown for OddsShark and his full card reports with selections, analysis, fair odds line and wagering recommendations for major tracks can be found daily at turfnsport.com

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Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming continues to be the solid betting choice for the Preakness Stakes (G1) coming up on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Todd Pletcher trainee became the fifth betting favorite in a row to win the Run for the Roses, returning $11.40 to win, and is currently at odds of 10-11 in the latest Preakness betting odds at Bovada.

The colt has been full of himself since arriving at Pimlico, and had another good gallop over the racing surface on Monday morning.

“Aside from deciding to jog him one day instead of gallop, which turned out to be fine, literally everything has gone exactly the way we kind of mapped it out,” Pletcher said. “We got the quiet environment that we were looking for here. He’s settled in really well. Each gallop day has gotten progressively better. He’s showing us everything we hoped he would show us: good energy; good appetite; he’s moving great; he was good at the gate today. He keeps checking off those boxes that we’re looking for. We’re really happy.”

Ten of the last 20 Kentucky Derby winners went on to win the Preakness, with five others having to settle for the runner-up spot, including Nyquist last year.

The colt will face four foes he beat already in the Kentucky Derby including Classic Empire, who had a rough trip in a fourth-place finish, beaten 8 3/4 lengths. The colt is the second choice in early Preakness wagering at Bovada at 4-1.

His trainer Mark Casse is confident the colt can turn the tables on Saturday. Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) champ won the Arkansas Derby (G1) in his final prep for Louisville.

Lookin At Lee overcame drawing the one post in the Kentucky Derby and rallied up the inside to finish in the runner-up spot at odds of 33-1, and is third choice in early Preakness betting at Bovada at 11-1.

Gunnevera and Hence are co-fourth choices in early Preakness betting at 12-1. The duo were seventh and 11th respectively in the Kentucky Derby.

Conquest Mo Money is the shortest price among the newcomers to the Triple Crown scene. The colt is 16-1 and was a game second in the Arkansas Derby in his last outing.

Completing the field are Wood Memorial (G2) runner-up Cloud Computing (20-1), Illinois Derby (G3) winner Multiplier (20-1), Lexington (G3) winner Senior Investment (25-1) and Term of Art (25-1), who was seventh in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) in his last start.

Entries and post positions for the Preakness Stakes will be drawn on Wednesday. After an off track at Churchill Downs, the weather at Pimlico on Saturday is forecast to be picture perfect with no rain.

Odds to win the 2017 Preakness Stakes
HorseOdds
Always Dreaming-110
Classic Empire+400
Lookin At Lee+1100
Gunnevera+1200
Hence+1200
Conquest Mo Money+1600
Cloud Computing+2000
Multiplier+2000
Senior Investment+2500
Term of Art+2500

Odds as of May 15 at Bovada

Handicapper Michael Dempsey will be covering the Triple Crown for OddsShark and his full card reports with selections, analysis, fair odds line and wagering recommendations for major tracks can be found daily at turfnsport.com

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Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming has been installed as the even-money betting favorite for the Preakness Stakes (G1) on May 20 at Pimlico Race Course in odds released by Bovada.

The colt followed up his victory in the Florida Derby (G1) by dominating 19 foes in the Run for the Roses, winning by 2 ¾ lengths and returning $11.40 as the lukewarm betting favorite.

It is the fifth year in a row the Kentucky Derby has been won by the post-time favorite.

Todd Pletcher won the Kentucky Derby for the second time, his first coming with Super Saver in 2010. He came into this year’s running with a record of 1-for-45.

The colt came out of the race in fine shape and will ship to Baltimore in the coming days for the second jewel of the Triple Crown.

Pletcher has started eight runners in the Preakness and has not won, his most recent starter being Stradivari last year, who checked in fourth.

Looking at Lee ran second in the Kentucky Derby at odds of 33-1, completing a $2 exacta that returned $336.20.

His trainer Steve Asmussen said on Sunday morning there is a good possibility the colt will try to turn the tables on the Derby winner in two weeks. His current Preakness odds at Bovada are +1100.

Asmussen started two other runners in the Derby — Hence checked in 11th and Untrapped was 12th — and said plans for those two colts are still up in the air.

Irish War Cry is the second choice in early Preakness wagering at Bovada at +550. The Wood Memorial (G2) winner tracked the early pace in the Derby but faded to finish 10th.

Classic Empire ran fourth in the Derby after a rough trip. The colt bobbled coming out of the gate and was bumped hard a few steps out of the gate, came with a five-wide bid turning for home but again was bumped in the upper stretch and finished with some interest.

According to his trainer Mark Casse, he came out of the race with a couple of superficial cuts on his legs and a swollen eye which might have been the result of kickback from the wet surface.

Casse did not eliminate a run in the Preakness, depending on how the swollen eye improves over the upcoming week. The colt is the current third choice in early Preakness wagering at +650.

Practical Joke is listed at +1800 in early Preakness betting after his fifth-place finish in the Derby at odds of 28-1. His trainer Chad Brown is leaning toward cutting the colt back in distance and he likely would not be moving on to Pimlico.

Conquest Mo Money, who was second in the Arkansas Derby (G1), is listed at +1600 and likely will head to the Preakness.

There figure to be several new shooters that did not compete in the Derby that will be pointed toward the Preakness.

Handicapper Michael Dempsey will be covering the Triple Crown for OddsShark and his full card reports with selections, analysis, fair odds line and wagering recommendations for major tracks can be found daily at turfnsport.com

Odds to win the 2017 Preakness Stakes
HorseOdds
Always DreamingEVEN
Irish War Cry+550
Classic Empire+650
Looking at Lee+1100
Battle of Midway+1100
Cloud Computing+1400
Conquest Mo Money+1600
Gunnevera+1600
Malagacy+1600
Practical Joke+1800

Odds as of May 7 at Bovada

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He is your undefeated Kentucky Derby (G1) winner and a heavy favorite in the Preakness Stakes (G1) on Saturday, seeking to keep his Triple Crown hopes alive.

Nyquist is currently at Preakness betting odds of 4-7 at Bovada and it is tough to find any knocks on the talented colt other than the puny price.

In 10 of the last 19 years the Derby winner has gone on and won the Preakness Stakes including three of the last four years.

In the last three decades, the only Preakness winners who skipped the Kentucky Derby were Red Bullet in 2000, Bernardini in 2006 and Rachel Alexandra in 2009.

The only other contenders that are coming back in two weeks after running in the Kentucky Derby to attempt to turn the tables on Nyquist is the runner up Exaggerator and ninth place finisher Lani.

Toss in the fact that Nyquist is making just his fourth start of the year and will be saddled by Doug O’Neill, who won the Derby and Preakness with I’ll Have Another in 2012, and we have a legitimate favorite for the race.

Exaggerator is going to be the second choice in the betting, and in early Preakness betting at Bovada is at odds of 15-4.

The colt has a few things going for him, including the likelihood he is going to get a solid pace to run, and he has done some of his best running over a wet track which we likely will see on Saturday.

His career top Beyer Speed Figure was in his win in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) over a sloppy track. He won the Delta Jackpot (G3) and ran a good second in the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) over muddy tracks last year.

However, he has faced Nyquist four times and came on the short end in each start.

Stradivari is the third choice in the early betting at Bovada at 8-1, but is up against it trying stakes company for the first time.

The Todd Pletcher trainee has shown some serious ability, breaking his maiden and beating first level allowance company by a combined 25 ¾ lengths and he earned a 100 Beyer Speed Figure in his last start.

He broke his maiden over a wet track and is bred to like the off going, but history shows it is very difficult to win the Preakness without competing in the Kentucky Derby or any stakes race.

It sure looks as if we are heading to the Big Apple in three weeks with a chance to witness another Triple Crown.

Handicapper Michael Dempsey provides his full card analysis for Preakness Stakes Day at turfnsport.com. Odds Shark readers can use the coupon code “sport” for 20% off reports!

Odds to Win 2016 Preakness Stakes
Post PositionHorseOddsFractional Odds
3Nyquist-1754/7
5Exaggerator+37515/4
11Stradivari+8008/1
7Collected+160016/1
1Cherry Wine+250025/1
2Uncle Lino+330033/1
4Awesome Speed+330033/1
10Fellowship+400040/1
9Abiding Star+400040/1
6Lani+400040/1
8Laoban+400040/1

Odds as of May 19 at Bovada

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The undefeated Nyquist is still taking most of the early betting action for the Preakness Stakes (G1), currently at odds of 5-8.

There are still possibly as many as 11 foes that will take on the Kentucky Derby (G1) champion, and now there may be another factor to consider for Saturday, and that is Mother Nature.

The latest forecast calls for a 90% chance of rain Saturday afternoon in Baltimore with as much as one inch of rain falling.

Nyquist did handle the wet conditions at Gulfstream Park in the Florida Derby (G1) where the track was listed as good. He took that field gate to wire winning by 3 ¼ lengths. By Uncle Mo out of a Forestry mare, he is also bred to handle an off track.

Kentucky Derby runner-up Exaggerator remains the second choice in early Preakness wagering at Bovada at 9-2.

The colt made a good late run but fell 1 ¼ lengths shy of catching the winner. He won the Santa Anita Derby (G1) in his previous start over a sloppy track. He also won the Delta Jackpot (G3) last November over a muddy track at Delta Downs.

His first trip over an off track was a solid runner-up finish in the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland last October over a surface rated as muddy.

The newcomer taking the most action is the Todd Pletcher trained Stradivari, who is the current third choice in early Preakness betting at Bovada at 9-1.

The colt broke his maiden over a wet track at Gulfstream Park in his second career start, drawing away to win by 11 ¼ lengths and is bred to handle the off going. Pletcher is 0-for-7 with Preakness starters.

Gun Runner is the fourth choice for the Preakness at odds of 10-1, but his connections have not made a final decision on whether to run the colt.

He was third in the Kentucky Derby after winning the Risen Star (G2) and Louisiana Derby (G2) in his two previous outings.

Collected, Cherry Wine and Dazzling Gem are next in the wagering at 25-1. Collected won the Lexington (G3) in his last outing at Keeneland.

Cherry Wine was third in the Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland in his last start and did not have enough points to get into the Run for the Roses.

Odds to Win 2016 Preakness Stakes
TeamOddsFractional Odds
Nyquist-1605/8
Exaggerator+4509/2
Stradivari+9009/1
Gun Runner+100010/1
Collected+250025/1
Cherry Wine+250025/1
Dazzling Gem+250025/1
Uncle Lino+330033/1
Fellowship+330033/1
Awesome Speed+330033/1
Lani+400040/1
Laoban+400040/1

Odds as of May 17 at Bovada

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The undefeated Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Nyquist is heading off to Baltimore for the Preakness Stakes (G1) and will be a heavy favorite to keep his Triple Crown bid alive.

Bovada has the Doug O’Neill trainee listed at betting odds of 5-7 for the Preakness, a solid favorite among the 18 horses listed as possible for the race, which will be held on Saturday, May 21 at Pimlico Race Course.

The colt defeated 19 foes in the Run for the Roses, opening up a lead in the stretch and holding off Exaggerator by 1 ¼ lengths, returning his backers $6.60. It was another 3 ¼ lengths back to the third place finisher Gun Runner, the $86.70 trifecta for a $1 the lowest in history.

Nyquist appears to be scaring off most of the 19 foes he beat, with just Exaggerator and Lani confirmed to be heading to Pimlico.

Exaggerator was installed as the second choice in the early betting for the Preakness at Bovada at 9-2.

Lani, the UAE Derby (G2) winner who finished ninth at 29-1 is expected to compete in the Preakness as well. His current Preakness odds at are 33-1.

Third place finisher Gun Runner and fifth place finisher Suddenbreakingnews are being considered. They are both 14-1 in early Preakness betting odds at Bovada.

Laoban (40-1) and Cherry Wine (25-1) were also-eligibles for the Kentucky Derby and did not draw into the race, and both are headed to Baltimore.

Laoban was the runner up in the Gotham Stakes (G3) and then as fourth in the Blue Grass Stakes (G1) in his last two starts.

Cherry Wine raced in two Road to the Kentucky Derby points races, checking in fourth in the Rebel (G2) and then third in the Blue Grass.

The lowest price among the contenders that did not run in the Kentucky Derby is Stradivari, a promising Todd Pletcher trainee that has won two of his three career starts, beating first level allowance foes at Keeneland on April 17 by 14 ½ lengths.

Others confirmed to take on Nyquist include California Chrome Stakes winner Uncle Lino (33-1), Federico Tesio Stakes winner Awesome Speed (33-1) and Collected (25-1), winner of the Lexington Stakes (G3) at Keeneland in his last outing.

Handicapper Michael Dempsey provides his full card analysis for Preakness Stakes Day at turfnsport.com. Oddsshark readers can use the coupon code “sport” for 20% off reports!

Odds to Win 2016 Preakness Stakes
TeamOddsFractional Odds
Nyquist-1405/7
Exaggerator+4509/2
Stradivari+120012/1
Gun Runner+140014/1
Suddenbreakingnews+140014/1
Destin+160016/1
Mor Spirit+160016/1
Creator+160016/1
Outwork+200020/1
Dazzling Gem+200020/1
Collected+250025/1
Cherry Wine+250025/1
Swipe+250025/1
Uncle Lino+330033/1
Fellowship+330033/1
Awesome Speed+330033/1
Lani+330033/1
Laoban+400040/1

Odds as of May 9 at Bovada

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Raceday odds to win the Preakness Stakes at the online sportsbooks continue to have American Pharoah as the clear favorite, with challengers Firing Line and Dortmund jockeying for the second spot on the odds list.

At Bovada American Pharoah remains the 10/13 favorite on the odds to win the 2015 Preakness Stakes on Saturday morning, with Firing Line at 17/4 and Dortmund at 9/2 on those betting lines for the second jewel in the Triple Crown.

Danzig Moon then sits at 20/1 at Bovada, with Divining Rod at 22/1 and Mr. Z at 25/1 on the list. Bodhisattva is pegged at 33/1 odds on those Preakness Stakes odds for Saturday at the sportsbook, with Tale of Verve rounding out the field at 50/1 odds.

Odds to Win 2015 PREAKNESS STAKES at Bovada as of May 16
  • 1. AMERICAN PHAROAH (Espinoza / Baffert) 10/13
  • 2. DORTMUND (Garcia / Baffert) 9/2
  • 3. MR. Z (Nakatani / Lukas) 25/1
  • 4. DANZIG MOON (Leparoux / Casse) 20/1
  • 5. TALE OF VERVE (Rosario / Stewart) 50/1
  • 6. BODHISATTVA (McCarthy / Corrales) 33/1
  • 7. DIVINING ROD (Castellano / Delcaour) 22/1
  • 8. FIRING LINE (Stevens / Callaghan) 17/4
Recent Preakness STAKES Winners
YearWinnerJockeyTrainerTimePurse
2015American PharoahVictor EspinozaArt Sherman01:58.46$1,500,000
2014California ChromeVictor EspinozaBob Baffert01:54.8$1,500,000
2013OxbowGary StevensD. Wayne Lukas01:57.5$1,000,000
2012I'll Have AnotherMario GutierrezDoug O'Neill01:55.9$1,000,000
2011ShacklefordJesus CastanonDale Romans01:56.5$1,550,000
2010Lookin At LuckyMartin GarciaBob Baffert01:55.5$1,000,000
2009Rachel AlexandraCalvin BorelSteve Asmussen01:55.1$1,100,000
2008Big BrownKent DesormeauxRichard Dutrow01:54.9$1,000,000
2007CurlinRobby AlbaradoSteve Asmussen01:53.5$1,000,000
2006BernardiniJavier CastellanoTom Albertrani01:54.6$1,000,000
2005Afleet AlexJeremy RoseTimothy Ritchey01:55.0$1,000,000
2004Smarty JonesStewart ElliottJohn Servis01:55.6$1,000,000
2003Funny CideJose SantosBarclay Tagg01:55.6$1,000,000
2002War EmblemVictor EspinozaBob Baffert01:56.4$1,000,000
2001Point GivenGary StevensBob Baffert01:55.4$1,000,000
2000Red BulletJerry BaileyJoe Orseno01:56.0$1,000,000
1999CharismaticChris AntleyD. Wayne Lukas01:55.2$1,000,000
1998Real QuietKent DesormeauxBob Baffert01:54.6$1,000,000
1997Silver CharmGary StevensBob Baffert01:54.8$1,000,000
1996Louis QuatorzePat DayNick Zito01:53.4$800,000
1995Timber CountryPat DayD. Wayne Lukas†01:54.4$750,000
1994Tabasco CatPat DayD. Wayne Lukas01:56.4$750,000
1993Prairie BayouMike SmithTom Bohannan01:56.6$750,000
1992Pine BluffChris McCarronTom Bohannan01:55.6$750,000
1991HanselJerry BaileyFrank L. Brothers01:54.0$750,000
1990Summer SquallPat DayNeil J. Howard01:53.6$750,000
1989Sunday SilencePat ValenzuelaChar.Whittingham01:53.8$750,000
1988Risen StarEd DelahoussayeLouie Roussel01:56.2$700,000
1987AlyshebaChris McCarronJack Van Berg01:55.8$700,000
1986Snow ChiefAlex SolisMelvin F. Stute01:54.8$700,000
1985Tank's ProspectPat DayD. Wayne Lukas01:53.4$700,000
1984Gate DancerAngel CorderoJack Van Berg01:53.6$400,000
1983Deputed TestamonyDonald Miller, Jr.J. William Boniface01:55.4$400,000
1982Aloma's RulerJack KaenelJohn J. Lenzini, Jr.01:55.4$350,000
1981Pleasant ColonyJorge VelasquezJohn P. Campo01:54.6$350,000
1980CodexAngel CorderoD. Wayne Lukas01:54.2$300,000
1979Spectacular BidRonnie FranklinBud Delp01:54.2$300,000
1978AffirmedSteve CauthenLaz Barrera01:54.4$250,000
1977Seattle Slew Jean CruguetBill Turner01:54.4$250,000

Archived - 2015 PREAKNESS STAKES

Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah remains the betting favorite for Saturday’s $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1), with the colt sitting at betting odds of 10/13 at Bovada.

The Bob Baffert trainee drew the one post and will face seven rivals that are hoping to end his Triple Crown bid at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday.

The Kentucky Derby winner comes into the Preakness riding a five-race winning streak, leaving Firing Line and Dortmund in his wake inside the final furlong at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday of May. Firing Line finished second beaten a length while third place finisher Dortmund was three lengths behind the winner.

Dortmund is at 9/2 with Firing LIne at 4/1 in the Preakness Stakes wagering at Bovada.

Baffert is no stranger to the Pimlico winner’s circle, saddling five Preakness winners, the most recent in 2010 with Lookin At Lucky. Baffert has brought three Kentucky Derby winners to Baltimore and won the Preakness with all three - Silver Charm (1997), Real Quiet (1998) and War Emblem (2002). Baffert also won with Point Given in 2001.

American Pharoah is going to be tough to beat, and a victory would send him to New York for a chance to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.

His stablemate Dortmund may be his biggest threat. The colt had won six races in a row to start his career, his lone defeat coming in the Derby. In prop betting at Bovada there is a matchup wager between the Baffert duo - American Pharoah is listed at -225 while Dortmund is at +175.

The two others exiting the Derby are Danzig Moon and Mr. Z, who both figure to be longshots. Danzig Moon had a rough trip in a fifth place finish in the Derby, beaten 6 ½ lengths. The Mark Casse trainee is at odds of 20/1 at Bovada.

Mr. Z has won just once in 13 tries but has finished in the money in eight stakes races. He will be saddled by Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, a six-time winner of the Preakness. His odds stand at 33/1.

Divining Rod is coming off a sharp win in the Coolmore Lexington (G3) at Keeneland and is at odds of 22/1. The other two newcomers for the Preakness Stakes are Tale of Verve (50/1 at Bovada) and Bodhisattva (40/1 at Bovada).

Michael Dempsey will be providing his full card handicapping report for Preakness Day at turfnsport.com.

Odds to Win 2015 Preakness Stakes at Bovada

Odds to Win 2015 PREAKNESS STAKES as of May 15
  • 1. AMERICAN PHAROAH (Espinoza / Baffert) 10/13
  • 2. DORTMUND (Garcia / Baffert) 9/2
  • 3. MR. Z (Nakatani / Lukas) 33/1
  • 4. DANZIG MOON (Leparoux / Casse) 20/1
  • 5. TALE OF VERVE (Rosario / Stewart) 50/1
  • 6. BODHISATTVA (McCarthy / Corrales) 40/1
  • 7. DIVINING ROD (Castellano / Delcaour) 22/1
  • 8. FIRING LINE (Stevens / Callaghan) 4/1
Will American Pharoah win the Preakness Stakes?
  • Yes -130
  • No -110
Will American Pharoah win the Belmont Stakes?
  • Yes EVEN
  • No -140
Will American Pharoah win the Triple Crown?
  • Yes +225
  • No -350
Will Dortmund win the Preakness Stakes?
  • Yes +425
  • No -750
Will Firing Line win the Preakness Stakes?
  • Yes +425
  • No -750

Archived - 2015 PREAKNESS STAKES

Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah is getting the early wagering action for the 2015 Preakness Stakes, currently at betting odds of 5/6 at Bovada.

The Bob Baffert trainee is seeking to keep his Triple Crown bid alive with a win next Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. The colt has now won five races in a row.

The colt will see several familiar faces in the starting gate including Firing Line, who battled with him in the deep stretch at the Kentucky Derby, finally having to settle for the runner up spot, a length back. Trained by Simon Callaghan, the colt is currently the second choice at Bovada at 5/1.

Dortmund weakened to finish third in the Run for the Roses, his first defeat after stringing together six consecutive wins to start his career including taking the Santa Anita Derby (G1).

The son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown is the third choice in early Preakness wagering at 11/2.

The next three in early betting are trained by Todd Pletcher. Carpe Diem is at 18/1 and is coming off a disappointing 10th place finish in the Kentucky Derby as the third betting choice.

Materiality, winner of the Florida Derby (G1), suffered his first defeat in the Kentucky Derby, checking in sixth after a troubled trip. The colt is at odds of 14/1 for the Preakness.

Competitive Edge, also at 14/1, won the Pat Day Mile (G3) on the Derby Day undercard and is under consideration for the Preakness. The son of 2010 Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, the colt is undefeated in four career starts.

It is unlikely Pletcher will bring all three of his runners back on two weeks rest, so keep checking back for the latest Preakness betting news.

Divining Rod is a new shooter to the Triple Crown. The colt won the Coolmore Lexington (G3) in his last start at Keeneland. He was third in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) in his previous outing. His early Preakness betting odds at Bovada stand at 25/1.

The local hero is longshot Bodhisattva, winner of the Federico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico in his last outing. Trained by Jose Corrales, the colt is at odds of 40/1.

Michael Dempsey will be providing his full card handicapping report for Preakness Day at turfnsport.com.

Odds to Win 2015 Preakness Stakes at Bovada

Odds to Win 2015 PREAKNESS STAKES as of May 10
  • American Pharoah 5/6
  • Firing Line 5/1
  • Dortmund 11/2
  • Competitive Edge 14/1
  • Materiality 14/1
  • Carpe Diem 18/1
  • Danzig Moon 25/1
  • Divining Rod 25/1
  • Bodhisattva 40/1
  • Stanford 40/1
  • Grand Bili 50/1
  • Tale of Verve 50/1
Will American Pharoah win the Preakness Stakes?
  • Yes -120
  • No -120
Will American Pharoah win the Triple Crown?
  • Yes +225
  • No -350

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