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!
Ten State-Bred Fillies Set for $100,000 New York Stallion Stakes
Freudie Annie tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 3-1 for trainer Eddie Kenneally. Purchased for only $9,000, she has won four of her seven starts […]
Freudie Annie tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 3-1 for trainer Eddie Kenneally. Purchased for only $9,000, she has won four of her seven starts and has won on both turf and dirt. Last time out, she turned in a front-running effort on the lawn to win an optional claiming race as the heavy favorite over four rivals. Jose Ortiz, her regular rider, will be in the irons and they are scheduled to break from post position nine.
Dreamboat Annie going for second straight win
Second choice at 7-2 on the morning line is Dreamboat Annie for trainer Leah Gyarmati. A dark bay daughter of Freud, she has won two of her three career starts and will be trying to earn her first stakes victory. Last time out, she went back to the turf after a third-place finish on the main track and won an optional claiming race as the favorite. John Velazquez will remain aboard and they will break from post six.
Kacy Lauren trying to break her maiden
Also in the field at morning line odds of 12-1 is longshot Kacy Lauren for trainer Chad Brown. A dark bay daughter of Utopia (JPN), she is trying to break her maiden against stakes competition and has been on the board in three of her four starts against state-bred competition. She was second, beaten only a neck, last time out. Irad Ortiz, Jr. will be aboard and they will break from the inside post as she makes her fifth career start.
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.