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!
Strong Pair for Martin Wolfson in $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf
On Saturday at Gulfstream Park, Sunshine Millions Day will kick off with the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf. Restricted to Florida-breds, the stakes race will be run at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf and has drawn a field of seven.
Lori’s Store tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 and is one of two mares in the race for trainer Martin Wolfson. A six-year-old daughter of El Prado (IRE), the gray mare is a six-time career winner and is a multiple stakes winner. She was last seen finishing third in the South Beach Stakes at Gulfstream Park and has clocked a recent bullet workout. John Velazquez will be aboard and they will break from post position five.
E B Ryder looking to improve off recent form
The second choice at morning line odds of 3-1 is E B Ryder and she also comes out of the Wolfson barn. A six-year-old daughter of Bluegrass Cat, the multiple stakes winner has been on the board sixteen times and is looking for her sixth career victory. She has gone winless since May of 2014 and was second in the Soaring Softly Stakes last time out. Irad Ortiz, Jr. will be aboard and they will break from post position four.
Stakes debut for Comet Sixty Two
Also in the field at morning line odds of 8-1 is Comet Sixty Two for trainer Chad Brown. A five-year-old daughter of Stroll, the gray mare has been on the board in twelve of her nineteen starts and is a three-time winner. She is stepping up to stakes competition for the first time and was last seen winning an optional claiming race at Gulfstream Park. Edgard Zayas will be aboard and they will break from post position 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.