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!
Compact But Quality Field Set for $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes
Appealing Tale tops the diminutive field as the morning line favorite at odds of 8-5 for trainer Peter Miller. A five-year-old son of Tale of the Cat, he is a […]
Appealing Tale tops the diminutive field as the morning line favorite at odds of 8-5 for trainer Peter Miller. A five-year-old son of Tale of the Cat, he is a four time winner and will be trying to breakthrough and earn the first graded stakes victory of his career. He has been second in his last two starts, both of which came against graded stakes competition. Joe Talamo will be aboard and they are scheduled to break from post position two.
Wild Dude trying for second straight stakes win
Second choice at odds of 9-5 on the morning line is Wild Dude for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer who is also a partial owner. A five-year-old son of Wildcat Heir, he has won six of his sixteen starts and a multiple graded stakes winner. Last time out, he pulled off the upset at odds of 11-1 in the Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) over four rivals. Flavien Prat will be back in the irons and they will break from post three.
Kobe's Back aiming to bounce back to winning form
Also in the field at morning line odds of 3-1 is Kobe’s Back for trainer Peter Eurton. A four-year-old son of Flatter, he has won three of his thirteen starts and will be trying to earn the third graded stakes victory of his career. He has one win, the Commonwealth Stakes (G3), from four starts this year and will break from the outside post under Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens as he tries to move forward off a third-place finish last out.
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.