Updated: Friesan Fire

Bettors that held off on taking Friesan Fire when the opening odds were released for the 2009 Preakness Stakes will be rewarded as his odds go from 6/1 to 8/1 to win.

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Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com listed Friesan Fire’s odds to win at 6/1 when the opening odds were released for the Preakness. His current odds sit at 8/1 to win, which make him a mid-range favorite.

Friesan Fire turned in a disappointing performance at the Kentucky Derby in early May, finishing 18th despite being one of the favorites. But oddsmakers haven’t given up on the 3-year old colt, considering his odds are very comparable to other top contenders Pioneerof The Nile (5/1), Mine That Bird (6/1) and Big Drama (9/1).

One of the reason bettors liked Friesan Fire entering the Kentucky Derby is because he had won his previous three races. Considering the sloppy conditions he faced at Churchill Downs when he finished 18th, if the weather holds up at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, Friesan Fire should bounce back.

The 2009 Preakness Stakes takes place today at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. For complete odds see below, and for general information about this year’s race, be sure to check out our 2009 Preakness Stakes Viewing Guide.

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

Big Drama 9/1

Flying Private 50/1

Friesan Fire 8/1

General Quarters 22/1

Luv Gov 45/1

Mine That Bird 6/1

Musket Man 10/1

Papa Clem 10/1

Pioneerof The Nile 5/1

Rachel Alexandra 8/5

Take The Points 25/1

Terrain 30/1

Tone It Down 42/1

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Posted: 5/16/09 10:00AM ET

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