Updated Preakness Stakes Odds
(The Spread) – Now that we’re less than five days away from the 2011 Preakness Stakes, it’s time to take a look at some updated odds.
When oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com released the opening odds for the 2011 Preakness, Animal Kingdom and Dialed In were +400 on the money line to win at Pimlico Race Course this Saturday. But things have changed.
Animal Kingdom now stands alone as the favorite at +200 on the money line. Dialed In is +500 on the ML, while Mucho Macho Man is +650 and Shackleford is +800. Nehro is +800 and Astrology is +1200.
Animal Kingdom is coming off a surprising victory at the Kentucky Derby, one in which he was a +3000 long shot. Dialed In was the Kentucky Derby favorite entering the race, but finished a disappointing eighth after spending most of the front half in the back of the field. He did finish strong, but it was a bad finish for a horse favored to win.
Mucho Macho Man received plenty of attention heading into the Kentucky Derby, and rightfully so. He finished in the money by placing third and is now one of the midrange favorites to win the Preakness. But the horse that probably should receive more attention is Nehro, who finished second at the Derby.
Nehro was once +400 to win the Kentucky Derby, listed right behind Dialed In and Uncle Mo (who was scratched due to gastrointestinal issues). Thanks to a bad draw at the unveiling of the post positions, Nehro’s odds dropped all the way to +1000 heading into the Derby and he still managed to finished second behind Animal Kingdom. Now it appears as though the horse is being overlooked again for the Preakness.
For a complete list of updated odds for the 2011 Preakness Stakes, see below.
2011 Preakness Stakes Odds to Win – Saturday, May 21 – Pimlico Race Course
Animal Kingdom +200
Concealed Identity +2500
Dance City +1300
Dialed In +500
Isnt He Perfect +4500
King Congie +2000
Midnight Interlude +2000
Mr Commons +2000
Mucho Macho Man +650
Norman Asbjornson +1500
Ruler On Ice +3000
Saratoga Red +5000
Sway Away +1500