Mine That Bird Updated

Can Mine That Bird get any respect? When oddsmakers set the opening odds for the 2009 Preakness, the Kentucky Derby winner was one of the favorites at 7/2. But as post time draws near, Mine That Bird is now 6/1.

Bet The 2009 Preakness

Mine That Bird got a lot of attention when he won the Kentucky Derby despite being a 50/1 long shot heading into the race. So when the opening odds were released for the 2009 Preakness, the 3-year old colt was one of the favorites at 7/2.

But with the race only hours away now, Mine That Bird’s odds continue to drop as oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL have made him a mid-range favorite at 6/1. Apparently oddsmakers aren’t buying into a possible repeat performance from the Kentucky Derby winner, instead placing better odds on Rachel Alexandra (8/5) and Pioneerof The Nile (5/1).

A lot of pundits believe that Mine That Bird’s victory at Churchill Downs in early May was due to the sloppy track conditions. Some believe that if the weather holds up, Mine That Bird will lose ground to faster horses like Rachael Alexandra and Pioneerof The Nile. Still, never count out a true underdog.

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

Friesen 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

Bet The 2009 Preakness

Posted: 5/16/09 8:30AM ET

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