The Preakness Stakes is coming up on Saturday, May 15, 2021. The second jewel of the American Triple Crown drew a field of 10 top three-year-olds. Find out the top contenders in the race, and learn the best places to place your bets!
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Chad Brown is scheduled to saddle five horses in the race and his contingent includes Night Prowler, the morning line favorite at 3-1 odds. A gelded son of Giant’s Causeway, […]
Chad Brown is scheduled to saddle five horses in the race and his contingent includes Night Prowler, the morning line favorite at 3-1 odds. A gelded son of Giant’s Causeway, he has been on the board in six of his seven starts and is a three-time winner. A two-time graded stakes winner, he was last seen finishing second in the Penn Mile (G3) in May and has been training steadily since then. Javier Castellano will be aboard and they will break from post four.
World Approval going for second graded stakes win
Second choice at 4-1 on the morning line is World Approval for trainer Mark Casse. A gelded son of Northern Afleet, he is a homebred for Live Oak Plantation and has won three of his seven starts. He earned the first graded stakes victory of his career last time out in the American Derby (G3) at Arlington Park. Jose Lezcano will be aboard and they will break from the rail.
Well-bred Courtier returning off of the bench
Also in the field at morning line odds of 15-1 is Courtier for trainer Bill Mott. A homebred son of Pioneerof the Nile owned by Juddmonte Farms, he has two wins from five starts and will be making his graded stakes debut. Last time out, he stepped up to stakes competition after an allowance win and finished second in the Kitten’s Joy Stakes. Joel Rosario will be aboard from post eleven.
After all the drama of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the racing scene shifts to Pimlico Race Course in anticipation of the running of the 2019 Preakness Stakes. A couple of the high-profile contenders from the Derby are expected in the field, as well as a number of new shooters that add to the handicapping puzzle and could provide good betting value.
The field has been established for the 2016 running of the Belmont Stakes and of the thirteen contenders, there are four horses who competed in the Preakness Stakes (G1) and are moving on to the third jewel of the Triple Crown.
Wise guys who liked Stradivari in the Preakness have every right to maintain their enthusiasm for the Todd Pletcher-trained colt in the Belmont Stakes where the intriguing runner will likely make his next start.