2017 Preakness Stakes Betting Picks and Morning Line Odds

The morning line odds and post positions for the 2017 Preakness Stakes are available, which means we can start to break down this second race of the Triple Crown.

Always Dreaming is the overwhelming favourite at odds of 4-5, which is typical of the horse who won the Kentucky Derby.  Always Dreaming gets the 4 post position, which is a great drawing and should allow him to run a solid race.  Classic Empire is the other horse to watch in this field of 10.  He drew the very solid 5th position and has morning line odds of 3-1 heading into Saturday.  These will be the two horses the majority of bettors will be keying on, but there are a few other horses in this field who I think have a legitimate shot at a win.  Let’s get into it!

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2017 Preakness Stakes Morning Line Odds

I’ve listed the morning line odds for the Preakness Stakes below.  These are the odds that each horse will open at on Saturday morning.  The odds will change throughout the day depending on the amount of money that is wagered on the various horses in the field.  Basically all of the bets taken on the Preakness will go into a betting pool and the odds will be decided by the amount wagered on each horse.  To learn more about this betting system head over to our parimutuel betting page.

  • Always Dreaming 4/5
  • Classic Empire 3/1
  • Lookin At Lee 10/1
  • Cloud Computing 12/1
  • Conquest Mo Money 15/1
  • Gunnevera 15/1
  • Hence 20/1
  • Multiplier 30/1
  • Senior Investment 30/1
  • Term of Art 30/1

There are 10 horses competing in the race and like I said above I expect the vast majority of the action to be on either Always Dreaming, who won the Derby, and Classic Empire, who finished 4th at the Derby after a very rough start.

Preakness Stakes Top Picks

Below I will give my favourite two picks for the 2017 Preakness Stakes.  I will definitely be adding some exacta’s on these two horses, which should have a very solid payout if they do both finish in the top 2.

Always Dreaming 4/5

I do not think Always Dreaming winning the Derby was a fluke.  He ran a very impressive race and was able to run away from Lookin At Lee and the other contending horses down the stretch.  He’s now won all four of the races he’s run in 2017 and that includes a very solid time of 1:47.47 at the Florida Derby in April, which is the same length of the Preakness Stakes.

I’m taking Always Dreaming with the expectation that his odds will lengthen on race day as well.  I expect them to lengthen past 1/1 and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s just a 3/2 favourite by post time.  This is because a lot of experts do not seem to be on Always Dreaming and the fact that Classic Empire had a very rough start to the Kentucky Derby, should lead a lot of money towards him even though we don’t truly know how Classic Empire would have fared if he hadn’t been bumped early at the Derby.

Always Dreaming is a winner and if his odds do lengthen to about 3/2 on race day, I think he’s a great play.

Hence 20/1

Hence had an awful showing at the Derby, finishing 11th, but if you read my Derby picks a couple weeks back where I took him at 15/1 in the Derby, I did note that he is a very inconsistent horse who could finish at the top or the bottom of the field.  He’s now finished 11th, 1st, 7th and 1st in his four races in 2017 and I’m still impressed by his win at the Sunland Derby in March where he beat out Conquest Mo Money (who is 15/1 at the Preakness) and posted a very solid time of 1:48.10.

I still believe that Hence has the speed to compete with Always Dreaming and Classic Empire, and at this price of 20/1, I think he makes for a great under the radar play.

So, it turns out that my 2 plays for the Preakness are the exact same two horses I picked in the Derby. I did not plan that, but when you’re high on horses that doesn’t always change after one race.

Where To Bet On 2017 Preakness

I will be placing my Preakness Stakes bets at SportsInteraction.com.  They are our top rated sportsbook for Canadians and this includes their racebook.  You can check out our step by step guide to betting on the 2017 Preakness in Canada if you have more questions about how to get your bets placed on the race.

I also suggest that you check out our horse race betting section to learn about the various wagers you can make on the Preakness Stakes race and learn about the different horse race betting terms that are handy to know when placing your wagers.

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May 18, 2017 by : Posted in Horse Racing No Comments
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