The draw for the 137th Preakness Stakes went on Wednesday, and now the 11-horse field is set for Saturday’s race. With six horses returning from the Kentucky Derby race, we have a good idea of how these horses may perform, and the horse betting odds reflect that.
Once again, Bodemeister enters the race with the best odds of winning, set at 8/5 and will run from post seven. However, as made huge headlines, the three-year-old held the lead for most of the race but failed to finish first, losing to I’ll Have Another.
The Derby winner will run from post position nine and has 5/2 odds of winning; second-best in the field. Everybody is gearing up for the rematch between the two and while logic suggests Bodemeister has the better chance – what with the preferable post spot, stronger body and shorter race length – many still hope we’ll have a chance to see a Triple Crown winner emerge from the Belmont Stakes.
Teeth of the Dog will come out of post two and has a 15/1 shot, which is best among horses that didn’t run two weeks ago at the Kentucky Derby. Only two of the last 10 Preakness runs have been won by a horse that didn’t race the Derby.
The horses with the longest odds include Tiger Walk in post one, Pretension in post three,Optimizer in post 10 and Cozzetti in post 11, all with 30/1 chances of winning the Preakness Stakes.
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