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!
Competitive Field of Ten Set for $150,000 Salvatore Mile
Race Day headlines the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 5-2 for trainer Todd Pletcher. A four-year-old son of Tapit, he has been on the board in […]
Race Day headlines the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 5-2 for trainer Todd Pletcher. A four-year-old son of Tapit, he has been on the board in all eight starts and is a five-time winner. He has been on the shelf since winning the Oaklawn Handicap (G2) as the favorite last time out for his second consecutive graded stakes victory this year. Regular rider John Velazquez will be aboard and they will break from post position eight.
Red Vine going for fourth straight victory
Christophe Clement will saddle Red Vine as the second choice at 3-1 on the morning line. A five-year-old son of Candy Ride (ARG), he has won five of his sixteen starts and has been on the board a total of fourteen times. He comes into this race off of a three-race win streak and will be trying to earn his first graded stakes victory after winning the Majestic Light Stakes at Monmouth last out in his stakes debut. Joe Bravo will be aboard from post six.
Pants on Fire trying to return to form
Also in the field is the veteran Pants on Fire at morning line odds of 5-1 for trainer Kelly Breen. A seven-year-old son of Jump Start with ten victories and over $1.5 million in earnings, he is trying to rebound after finishing seventh last time out in the Met Mile (G1). He has one win from three starts this year and is a three-time winner at Monmouth. Regular rider Paco Lopez will remain aboard and they are scheduled to break from post two.
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.