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Always Dreaming Tops the Preakness Odds

Always Dreaming Tops the Preakness Odds - Bovada Sportsbook

Having won four straight races – including the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago – Always Dreaming has been pegged as the clear favorite on the odds to win the Preakness Stakes.

Always Dreaming is undefeated so far in 2017, including a victory in the Florida Derby on April 1 and the win at the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6. With that pair of G1 wins on his resume, Always Dreaming heads to Pimlico as the -125 betting favorite for Saturday.

Always Dreaming won the Kentucky Derby from the No. 5 post position, and he’ll get a similar starting spot for Saturday’s race as he drew the No. 4 post position on Wednesday. Curlin won the Preakness Stakes from the No. 4 post position back in 2007, and Red Bullet won from that gate in 2000. Hansel and Pine Bluff won back-to-back from No. 4 in 1991 and 1992.

Last year, Exaggerator won the Preakness Stakes from post position No. 5, and that’s where Classic Empire will start from on Saturday. Classic Empire was expected to be a contender at the Kentucky Derby, having been set as the favorite at times prior to that first jewel of the Triple Crown. However, Classic Empire got caught back in the field at Churchill Downs and had to settle for a fourth-place finish on the day; he’s at +300 on the Preakness Stakes odds.

Two other horses that finished in the Top 10 at the Kentucky Derby are also in the field for Saturday, with Lookin at Lee at +1000 to win the Preakness Stakes, and Gunnevera at +1600. Lookin at Lee ended up second in the Kentucky Derby, and will start from the No. 9 post on Saturday. Gunnevera, seventh at Churchill Downs, starts at the No. 6 post position.

The only other Kentucky Derby runner carrying over to the Preakness Stakes is Hence, who finished 11th at Churchill Downs. Hence is at +2000 odds for this week from the No. 3 post.

 

Cloud Computing Headlines Other Contenders

Five other horses round out the field for the Preakness Stakes this weekend, including Cloud Computing at +1400 odds to win the second jewel of the Triple Crown. Cloud Computing last hit the track in the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on April 8, finishing in third place, and has only raced three times in his career. Cloud Computing has the No. 2 post position for Saturday’s race, which last managed to produce a winner at the Preakness back in 1986.

Multiplier will start beside Cloud Computing at the No. 1 post position and sits as a +4000 longshot to win the race. Term of Art and Senior Investment will start side by side from post positions No. 7 and No. 8, and both are listed at +3300 on the Preakness Stakes odds. And Conquest Mo Money, in the No. 10 post position, rounds out the field at +1800 on the board.

 

*Odds as of May 19, 2017

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