The morning line odds and post positions for the 2021 Preakness Stakes are now available, which means we can start to break down this second race of the 2021 Triple Crown.
Medina Spirit, who won the Kentucky Derby at the beginning of May, is the favourite with odds of 9-5. Medina Spirit drew post 3, which should be a good spot to start the race. Concert Tour, the second favourite with odds of 5-2, will have a tougher start after he drew post position 10. There are still a lot of question marks surrounding Medina Spirit and how he will perform following the positive drug test at the Kentucky Derby.
The field of 10 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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2021 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.
- Ram 30-1
- Keepmeinmind 15-1
- Medina Spirit 9-5
- Crowded Trade 10-1
- Midnight Bourbon 5-1
- Rombauer 12-1
- France Go De Ina 20-1
- Unbridled Honor 15-1
- Risk Taking 15-1
- Concert Tour 5-2
You can see from the odds the race is expected to be a battle between Medina Spirit and Concert Tour, with Midnight Bourbon as the other contender.
Preakness Stakes Top Picks
Below I will give my favourite picks for the 2021 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.
Medina Spirit 9-5
I had Medina Spirit to win the Kentucky Derby, and I’m going back to him to get the win this week at the Preakness. This horse is fast and that’s the bottom line. Like I said in my Derby write-up, Medina Spirit was being overlooked going into the Derby due to the fact he’d only won 2 of his 5 career races. What that didn’t show though, was the fact he finished second to Life Is Good in two of those races, and if Life Is Good hadn’t gotten injured he would have been the favourite heading into the Derby. The other second place finish was at the Santa Anita Derby and I would argue that Medina Spirit left some in the tank in that race.
Medina Spirit showed his speed in the Kentucky Derby, and I think he will follow it up with another win this week. Some bettors may steer clear of Medina Spirit due to the controversy surrounding his positive drug test at the Derby, but I don’t think that had any affect on his win, and if you can get a better betting line on him because of that then I think you have to take advantage.
For me darkhorse pick I’m going all the way to the longest shot on the card. I like Ram at 30-1. This is a horse that won his last two races and seems to be peaking at the right time for the Preakness. I won’t have much on him because I really like Medina Spirit to get the win, but I will be using him with Medina Spirit on some exacta and trifecta bets, while sprinkling a small amount on a win.
Where To Bet On 2021 Preakness
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