Cozzetti Preakness Stakes Odds

2012 preakness stakes cozzetti odds horse racing preview

BALTIMORE, MD (The Spread) – After skipping the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, 2012 Preakness Stakes contender Cozzetti is viewed as a long shot to win this Saturday’s race from Pimlico.

Oddsmakers have installed Cozzetti as a 25/1 long shot to win the Preakness Stakes, giving him the same odds as Optimizer and Pretension. Bodemeister is the currently favorite at 2/1 odds while the 2012 Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another is 7/2 to win at Pimlico Race Course.

Cozzetti is coming off a fourth place finish at the Grade I Arkansas Derby on April 14. He also placed third at the Grade II Tampa Bay Derby on March 10 and finished fourth at the Kitten’s Joy at Gulfstream Park on January 21. His lone victory came at a MSW at Churchill Downs back in November of last year.

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Cozzetti has an official race record of 7-1-0-1 and has grossed $121,650 throughout his career. Cozzene is his sire and Lemon Drop Cello is his dam, and he’ll come out of the No. 11 post position on Saturday.

This will be the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes, which was inaugurated in 1873. It’s a 1 3/16 (9.5 furlongs) race and carries a purse of $1 million. The Gates at Pimlico Race Course will open at 8:00AM ET and the Preakness post time is set for 6:05PM ET.

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