We get back at it this Saturday with the second race of the 2016 Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Horse Racing. The Preakness Stakes takes place Saturday evening at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Kentucky Derby favourite, Nyquist, was able to win the Derby a couple weeks back in impressive fashion and he is now the great hope for a second consecutive Triple Crown winner after American Pharaoh pulled off the feat last year. Nyquist is a 3/5 favourite for the Preakness, but the predicted muddy conditions could play a factor.
I always cheer on the Derby winner at the Preakness, just so we have that built up excitement of a potential Triple Crown winner heading into the Belmont. And this year I do think Nyquist will win and give himself a great chance to take down the Triple Crown.
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2016 Preakness Stakes Morning Line Odds
The morning line odds for the Preakness Stakes came out last night. These are the odds that will kick off race day, but you should be aware that these odds can change throughout the day depending on which horse the bets come in on. Check out our parimutuel betting system page for more information on race day betting.
- Nyquist 3/5
- Exaggerator 3/1
- Stardivari 8/1
- Collected 10/1
- Cherry Wine 20/1
- Uncle Lino 20/1
- Awesome Speed 30/1
- Lani 30/1
- Laoban 30/1
- Abiding Star 30/1
- Fellowship 30/1
There are 11 horses in this Preakness Stakes field and it will be interesting to see how the odds move throughout the day. As it stands, Exaggerator is the biggest threat to Nyquist this Saturday, with Stardivari and Collected the only other two horses being given a reasonable chance to take down this race.
Preakness Stakes Top Picks
Below, I’ll give you my thoughts on who will win this years Preakness. I should preface this by saying I’m by no way a horse racing expert and I didn’t even win my Derby bets this year. Just my two cents.
Yes, he’s the big favourite and obvious choice, but I would be remiss if I didn’t touch on Nyquist in this race. He looked great in the Derby and there’s no evidence to suggest that Nyquist still won’t be great on a muddy track. It does add another variable, but Nyquist is all class and has a great chance of winning in this field.
Here’s the video of that Derby win a couple weeks back:
I think Collected is the horse with the longest odds who has a legitimate chance of winning. I would be shocked if anyone other than the top four horses won on Saturday. Collected is coming off of two wins and hasn’t raced since April 16th, which gives him an extra few weeks of rest over the two main contenders in this field. Even if you don’t think he can beat Nyquist this horse may be a good place or show bet on Saturday.
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