Preakness Stakes Odds to Win
BALTIMORE, MD (The Spread) - The odds are out for the 2013 Preakness Stakes and it's no surprise which contender is the clear favorite.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb is a 7/5 favorite to win this weekend's Preakness Stakes. Orb beat the field at Churchill Downs less than two weeks ago and cashed in on his final odds of 5/4. He opened that morning at 7/2.
The contender with the next best odds to win the Preakness Stakes is Departing at 7/2, while Goldencents is 7/1 and Itsmyluckyday is 9/1. Departing didn't run at Churchill Downs but Goldencents finished a disappointing 17th and Itsmyluckyday took an equally frustrating 15th at the Kentucky Derby.
Continuing with the Preakness Stakes odds, Mylute and Will Take Charge are both 12/1, while Vyjack is 15/1. Governor Charlie and Oxbow are both 20/1, respectively, while Titletown Five has the worst odds at 30/1. Mylute finished fifth at the Kentucky Derby while Will Take Charge finished 8th. After climbing all the way to second at Churchill Downs, Vyjack finished 18th while Oxbow finished sixth.
"The Second Jewel of the Triple Crown" will take place this Saturday, May 18 at 6:24PM ET (post time). The Preakness Stakes is held every year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.
2013 Preakness Stakes Odds to Win
Will Take Charge 12/1
Governor Charlie 20/1
Titletown Five 30/1