|2012 Triple Crown Odds: Will I'll Have Another win the Preakness?|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Thursday, 10 May 2012 07:45|
(The Spread) - Following his impressive upset at the Kentucky Derby last weekend, oddsmakers have compiled odds centered on I'll Have Another.
For the prop, "Will I'll Have Another win the Preakness Stakes?" the odds for "Yes" are +300 while the odds for "No" are -500. And for the prop, "Will I'll Have Another win the 2012 Triple Crown?" the odds for "Yes" are +1000.
The last Triple Crown winner appeared in 1978 when Affirmed won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. Before him, Seattle Slew accomplished the feat in 1977 while Secretariat won the Triple Crown in 1973.
The last time a contender came close to winning the Triple Crown was back in 2008 when Big Brown "DNF" in the Belmont. Smarty Jones also finished second to Birdstone in the Belmont in 2004 while Funny Cide finished third in 2003. War Emblem won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes in 2002 before finishing a disappointing eighth at the Belmont.
I'll Have Another surprised at this year's Kentucky Derby when he won at Churchill Downs as a 12/1 long shot. Bodemeister finished second with 4/1 odds, while Dullahan finished third at 8/1. The favorite, Union Rags, finished seventh with 9/2 odds.