Commissioner Tops Field For $300,000 Pimlico Special
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Thu 14/05/2015 - 10:34 EDT
Commissioner has been installed as the morning line favorite in the wide open field at odds of 5-2 for trainer Todd Pletcher. A bay son of A.P. Indy bred and […]
Commissioner has been installed as the morning line favorite in the wide open field at odds of 5-2 for trainer Todd Pletcher. A bay son of A.P. Indy bred and owned by WinStar Farn, the four-year-old colt has won three of his eleven starts and earned the first graded stakes victory of his career last time out in the Skip Away Stakes (G3). Javier Castellano will be in the irons and they will break from the outside post.
Tapiture trying to return to winning form
Second choice at morning line odds of 9-2 is Tapiture for trainer Steve Asmussen. A four-year-old son of Tapit, the Winchell Thoroughbreds-homebred has won four of his fourteen starts and will be trying to earn his first win of the year. He was third last time out in the Oaklawn Handicap (G2) following a fifth-place finish in the Razorback Handicap (G3). Ricardo Santana Jr. will be aboard from the rail.
Third start off of the bench for Top Billing
Also in the field at morning line odds of 12-1 is Top Billing for Claude McGaughey, III. A four-year-old son of Curlin, he has been on the board in five of his six starts and will be trying to earn his first career stakes victory. He returned in February off of a year-long layoff and has had two efforts, a fourth-place finish and a runner-up finish. Joel Rosario will be aboard and they will break from post position eight.
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!
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.