There won’t be a Maximum Security or Country House at the 2019 Preakness Stakes. However, there are ten top thoroughbreds ready to take the second jewel of the Triple Crown. The Preakness Stakes runs on Saturday, May 18th with a post time of 6:48 pm ET.
Let’s take a closer look at the current 2019 Preakness Stakes odds and which horse you should bet on.
2019 Preakness Stakes Odds & Betting Analysis
- Alwaysmining +550: He’s won 6 in a row, and even though he will be tested for class, he looks formidable here. He could be a freak, which means we must take him seriously.
- Anothertwistafate +775: If he improves off the second place finish in the Lexington Stakes, he can win the Preakness at big odds. He might go under the radar on Saturday.
- Bode Express +3000: He ran horribly in the Kentucky Derby. It’s hard to see him improving in only two weeks. He’s a throw-out.
- Bourbon War +650: He didn’t improve in the Florida Derby. That was a long time ago. So, he could win the Preakness if the race sets up for him. Bourbon War’s chances depend on the trip he gets.
- Improbable +290: The Derby was brutal on this guy. He also had a tough race in both the Rebel and Arkansas Derby. Pass.
- Laughing Fox +2000: If the pace is swift, he could clunk up for a piece. To win, he’d need them to run really fast early. We’re talking 21.5 first-quarter fast.
- Owendale +1200: Right now, he’s probably the choice. The way he won the Lexington was ultra-impressive. He should improve off that and he didn’t run in the Kentucky Derby. He’s fresh.
- Signalman +1600: If he gets out to an easy lead, he can take these gate-to-wire. The third in the Blue Grass wasn’t bad.
- War of Will +350: He wasn’t going to catch Maximum Security in the Derby. Nobody was. Still, War of Will tore up the Fair Grounds when he was healthy this winter. He should be considered one of the choices.
- Warrior’s Charge +1600: The Florida-bred son of Munnings’ last two wins at Oaklawn Park were by a combined 12.5 lengths.
- Win Win Win +1200: The straight closer had no shot in the Kentucky Derby. The Preakness should set up much better for him. He’s a contender.
You can watch the Preakness Stakes on NBC or stream it via NBCSports.com.