Justify is listed at -225 odds to win the Preakness Stakes on May 19th. That’s an expensive way to win $100. Or you can bet AGAINST Justify winning the Preakness at +175.
Odds To Win & Lose the 2018 Preakness Stakes
- Justify (-225, +175)
- Good Magic (+350, -530)
- Quip (+1600, -4800)
- Diamond King (+2000, -6000)
- Bravazo, Sporting Chance, Tenfold, Lone Sailor (+2500, -7500)
Picks To Beat Justify At The Preakness
The betting favorite to beat Justify is Kentucky Derby second place finisher Good Magic at +350. Is Good Magic worth your betting bucks to beat Justify? Or is there another dark horse to bet on to win the 2018 Preakness Stakes?
What: 143rd Preakness Stakes
Where: Pimlico Race Course | Baltimore, MD
When: Saturday, May 19th, 2018
Post Time: 6:20 p.m. ET
TV Coverage: 5-7:15 p.m. ET
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Betting Favorite to Beat Justify At The Preakness: Good Magic +350
Good Magic ran a great race when finishing second to Justify in the May 5 Kentucky Derby. His run was so encouraging that trainer Chad Brown wants to give it another shot to go after the Bob Baffert trained monster.
— Preakness Stakes (@PreaknessStakes) May 14, 2018
Does Good Magic have any chance of upsetting Justify? He does because his sire, Curlin, won the 2007 Preakness Stakes after finishing third in the Kentucky Derby. A shorter Preakness means that Good Magic could stick closer to Justify before the real running starts.
Still, it’s difficult to take low odds on a horse that just got pummeled by the Derby winner two weeks before. I’m looking elsewhere.
Smart Pick to Beat Justify At The Preakness: Quip +1600
Quip’s trainer skipped the Derby because he wants a fresh horse heading into the Preakness Stakes. Quip was all out to hold onto second to Magnum Moon in the Arkansas Derby. Like Good Magic, he should be more attentive to the pace in the Preakness Stakes.
Quip might even take the lead if Justify prefers to track the pace setters. Quip will need some luck to beat Justify. Every horse in the race will. I’d rather ride luck at 25 to 1 than at 4.5 to 1. That means Quip is the smart pick to beat Justify.
Longshot Pick to Beat Justify At The Preakness: Sporting Chance +2500
In a short field of eight, Sporting Chance has the best chance to upset the 2018 Preakness Stakes favorite, Justify.
He was a nice-looking horse as a two-year-old. He has tactical speed. He won the Hopeful at Saratoga and I am betting he can make a deep run in the Preakness. This is the horse you want to bet on if you want the most bang for your buck!