2023 Preakness Stakes Betting Picks and Morning Line Odds

The morning line odds and post positions for the 2023 Preakness Stakes are now available, which means we can start to break down this second race of the 2023 Triple Crown.

Mage, who won the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, is the favourite with odds of 8-5. Mage will be looking to win the race to keep his shot a a Triple Crown alive. First Mission (5-2), National Treasure (4-1) and Blazing Sevens (6-1) are the other contenders heading into the Preakness.

The field of 8 horses is a typical size for the Preakness Stakes, and with a field this size anything can happen. Let’s get into it!

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2023 Preakness Stakes Morning Line Odds

I’ve listed the morning line odds and post position for each Preakness Stakes horse 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.

  1. National Treasure 4-1
  2. Chase The Chaos 50-1
  3. Mage 8-5
  4. Coffeewithchris 20-1
  5. Red Route One 10-1
  6. Perform 15-1
  7. Blazing Sevens 6-1
  8. First Mission 5-2

As you can see Mage is a significant favorite heading into the race, while First Mission, National Treasure, Blazing Sevens, and Red Route One are the other horses with 10-1 odds or shorter.

Preakness Stakes Top Picks

Below I will give my favourite picks for the 2023 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.

Mage 8-5

Mage ran a great race at the Kentucky Derby. I think Mage was overlooked leading into the Derby because he had finished second in the Florida Derby the month before the race. That said, he lost that race to Forte, who was the Derby favorite, before being pulled from the race due to an injury the morning of the Derby. If Forte was truly the fastest horse in the field, then Mage could easily have been the second based on his tight race with Forte at the Florida Derby. Bettors who saw this opportunity did well to cash Mage at 15-1 to win the Derby. Mage is easily the most accomplished and experienced horse in the Preakness field, and if he runs his race, I believe he could win and enter the Belmont Stakes with a shot at the Triple Crown.

National Treasure 4-1

My next pick will be the third favorite, National Treasure at odds of 4-1. This is a horse that finished 3rd in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last year, and who has shown glimpses of being a very fast horse. He didn’t perform well in the Santa Anita Derby in April, but that was after a 3 month layoff, and he still showed his speed down the stretch catching up to the top three finishers with every stride. If he runs a smart race he could have the speed to win the Preakness down the stretch.

Where To Bet On 2023 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 2023 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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