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!
Imagining Seeks to Repeat in $400,000 Man O' War Stakes
Topping the competitive field at morning line odds of 9-5 is Imagining, the winner of the 2014 running of the Man O’ War (G1). Trained by Claude McGaughey, III, the […]
Topping the competitive field at morning line odds of 9-5 is Imagining, the winner of the 2014 running of the Man O’ War (G1). Trained by Claude McGaughey, III, the seven-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway is a homebred for Phipps Stable and is a nine-time career winner. After an eighth-place finish in the Gulfstream Park Turf (G1), he rebounded to win the Pan American (G2) last time out. He will break from the rail under jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Twilight Eclipse looking for first win of the year
Second choice at 3-1 on the morning line is Twlight Eclipse for trainer Tom Albertrani. Owned by West Point Thoroughbreds, the six-year-old son of Purim has won six times over the course of his career though has gone winless since February of 2014. He has been on the board in his last six starts against top graded stakes company and was second behind Imagining last time out. Javier Castellano will be in the irons from post position four.
Dynamic Sky trying to return to form
Also in the field at 5-1 on the morning line is Dynamic Sky for trainer Mark Casse. A five-year-old son of Sky Mesa, the Canadian champion is a five-time winner and will be trying to earn the second graded stakes victory of his career. He was second last time out in the Dixiana Elkhorn (G2) at Keeneland after a series of average efforts on dirt. Cornelio Velasquez will be aboard and they are scheduled to break from the outside post.
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.