Tale of Verve Preakness Odds
PIMLICO, BALTIMORE (The Spread) - When the contenders for the 2015 Preakness Stakes reach their starting posts on Saturday, Tale of Verve will be a massive long shot to win.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Tale of Verve is a 50/1 long shot to win the Preakness Stakes, which will take place on Saturday, May 16. The only other contender with those odds is Bodhisattva, who is also a 50/1 long shot. For sake of comparison, American Pharoah is the favorite at 10/13 to win.
Tale of Verve is coming off a victory in a MSW on April 23 and placed second at a MSW on March 5. His other starts included finishes of fourth, seventh, third and third, respectively, and all came in MSW competition.
One of the many hurdles facing Tale of Verve is that he's never run in a graded stakes race and thus, has never faced the level of competition that he'll see on Saturday. Simply put, he would shock the masses if he were to win at Pimlico this weekend.