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!
Opening Day at The Spa Features Grade 2 Lake George
In a wide-open betting race, Mississippi Delta is the 4/1 morning line favorite for trainer Mark Casse after winning three consecutive starts, following a fifth-place finish in her debut – […]
In a wide-open betting race, Mississippi Delta is the 4/1 morning line favorite for trainer Mark Casse after winning three consecutive starts, following a fifth-place finish in her debut – all at Woodbine. The daughter of Giant’s Causeway won the Glorious Song Stakes November 22 to cap her two year-old season, and returned to win her three year-old debut in the Alywow Stakes June 14. Julien Leparoux will take the mount breaking from post 7.
Feathered has taken to grass
Feathered (9/2) was impressive winning her turf debut in the Grade 3 Edgewood Stakes May 1 at Churchill Downs, and repeated her good form while running second in the Grade 1 American Oaks May 30 at Santa Anita. The Todd Pletcher-trainee has won 2 of 9 starts overall while also proving to be a top-class filly on dirt. Luis Saez will ride breaking from post 10 for Pletcher who excels with horses returning from 30-60 day layoffs.
Brown filly likes The Spa
Partisan Politics will have to overcome a wide draw, breaking from post 12 in the crowded field, but the Chad Brown-trained filly showed an affinity for the Saratoga green last summer, winning the P.G Johnson Stakes, and could be sitting on a peak effort in her second start back from a seven and a half month layoff. Partisan Politics ran second in her last start July 14 at Belmont in the Wild Applause Stakes.
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.