Luv Gov Odds

It took 2009 Preakness Stakes contender Luv Gov a while before he won his first race, but he won his most important to date – his last.

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It took Luv Gov 10 races before he finally claimed his first victory, but it couldn’t have come at a more crucial time. The 3-year old colt won at the Maiden Special Weight at Churchill Downs on May 2, which was his final tune up before the Preakness.

While his career record isn’t anything to brag about, Luv Gov has actually had solid outings in his last four races. Outside of winning the Maiden Special Weight at Churchill Downs, he also placed second at the Maiden Special Weight at Keeneland, and back-to-back showings at the Maiden Special Weight at Oaklawn Park on March 5 and January 19.

Given those recent performances, Luv Gov might be a deep sleeper at the 2009 Preakness Stakes.

Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Luv Gov a 20/1 long shot to win the Preakness. Oddsmakers favor Rachel Alexandra at 5/4 odds, Pioneerof The Nile at 4/1 odds, and Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird at 5/1 odds.

The 134th running of the Preakness Stakes will be held Saturday, May 16 at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. For complete odds on the race, see below.

2009 Preakness Stakes Odds – Saturday, May 16 – Pimlico Race Course – Baltimore, Maryland

Big Drama 20/1

Flying Private 22/1

Friesen Fire 13/2

General Quarters 10/1

Luv Gov 20/1

Mine That Bird 5/1

Musket Man 10/1

Papa Clem 10/1

Pioneerof The Nile 4/1

Rachel Alexandra 5/4

Take The Points 20/1

Terrain 25/1

Tone It Down 30/1

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Posted: 5/13/09 10:26PM ET

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