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!
Winning Prize Trying to Return to Form in $80,000 Wickerr Stakes
Winning Prize (ARG) has been tabbed as the morning line favorite at odds of 5-2 for trainer Neil Drysdale. A six-year-old son of Pure Prize, he has won eight of […]
Winning Prize (ARG) has been tabbed as the morning line favorite at odds of 5-2 for trainer Neil Drysdale. A six-year-old son of Pure Prize, he has won eight of his nineteen starts and is a multiple graded stakes winner. He has finished off the board in all but one of his six starts since winning the Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1) in March of2014. He will have Martin Garcia in the irons as he tries to return to competitive form and will break from the outside post.
Kulik Lodge stepping up to stakes competition
Second choice at 7-2 on the morning line is Kulik Lodge for trainer Tom Proctor. Bred and owned by Stonestreet Stables, the five-year-old son of Curlin has won four of his five starts and will be making his stakes debut. He returned last time out off of an eight-month layoff to win an optional claiming race at Santa Anita by a nose after contesting the pace. Mike Smith will be back aboard and they are scheduled to break from post position four.
Global View trying to recapture winning form
Also in the field from the barn of Tom Proctor is Global View at odds of 5-1 on the morning line. A four-year-old son of Galileo (IRE), he was purchased for $500,000 by Glen Hill Farm as a yearling and has won three of his thirteen starts. A two-time graded stakes winner, he is stepping back up to stakes company after a pair of third-place finishes in optional claiming races at Santa Anita. Gary Stevens will be aboard and they will break from post eight.
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.