Mr. Z Preakness Stakes Odds
PIMLICO, BALTIMORE (The Spread) - The 2015 Preakness Stakes takes place this Saturday and Mr. Z is listed among the long shots to win the race.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Mr. Z is 25/1 to win the Preakness Stakes, which puts him behind several contenders in the field. American Pharoah is a 10/13 favorite to win, while Kentucky Derby runner up Firing Line is 17/4 and Dortmund is 15/4. Danzig Moon is also 16/1 to win while Divining Rod is 18/1.
Mr. Z has tons of experience under his belt but is coming off a disappointing 13th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby. He did place third in the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby on April 11 but finished ninth in the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby on March 28. He placed third in three consective starts from December 20 of last year until February 22 of 2015, which included the Los Alamitos Futurity, the Smarty Jones and the Southwest Stakes.
Mr. Z drew the No. 3 post position for the Preakness on Wednesday. Perhaps the post position will bring good fortunate to Mr. Z seeing as how California Chrome won the Preakness last year out of the No. 3 gate.