Nyquist Preakness Stakes Odds & Profile
After winning the first leg of the Triple Crown will Nyquist claim victory in the 2016 Preakness Stakes on Saturday?
Is Nyquist still favored to win the Preakness Stakes?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, yes, he's favored at -160 to win on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Exaggerator has the next-best odds to win at 9/2, while Stradivari is 7/1 and Collected is 14/1. With Gun Runner out for Saturday, Cherry Wine and Uncle Lino have the next-best odds at 25/1, respectively.
Who comprises Nyquist's team?
His jockey is Mario Gutierrez, his trainer is Doug O'Neill and his owner is Reddam Racing. Gutierrez was given the opportunity to ride I'll Have Another and he didn't disappoint O'Neill and Co. He won the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby before guiding I'll Have Another to victory in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness before an injury robbed him of an opportunity to win the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown.
How has Nyquist faired in his career?
Uh, quite well. He's a perfect 8-0 in eight career starts, which includes victories in the Kentucky Derby, Florida Derby, San Vicente Stakes, Breeders' Cup Juvenile, FrontRunner Stakes, Del Mar Futurity and Best Pal Stakes, which are all graded stakes races.
Can Nyquist win Saturday's Preakness Stakes?
Nobody should doubt Nyquist's ability to win at Pimlico Race Course this weekend. The field isn't overwhelming and there's no question that Nyquist has the talent. That said, the Kentucky Derby victory was a bit of a grind and Exaggerator closed hard down the stretch. If Nyquist is out of gas, Exaggerator might have a little more in the tank to surpass Nyquist this time around. But again, a win in the Preakness Stakes should shock no one.