Preakness Stakes Updated Odds
BALTIMORE, MD (The Spread) – The updated odds for the 2012 Preakness Stakes are out and Bodemeister is now favored to win at Pimlico Race Course later this evening.
Bodemeister and 2012 Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another both opened as 3/1 favorites to win the Preakness Stakes last week. But the odds have changed and now reflect Bodemeister as a 3/2 favorite, while I’ll Have Another is 3/1 to win the second leg of the Triple Crown.
Went The Day Well has the next best odds to win this year’s Preakness at 6/1, while Teeth of the Dog is 18/1. Zetterholm is 20/1, Tiger Walk and Optimizer are 30/1, respectively, and Pretension is 35/1. The current long shot is Cozetti at 40/1.
I’ll Have Another edged out Bodemeister to win the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs two weeks ago. Bodemeister finished second, while Dullahan placed third and Went The Day Well was fourth. Creative Cause was fifth, Daddy Nose Best was 10th and Optimizer was 11th. Those are the only contenders that will appear in the Preakness Stakes after running at the Kentucky Derby.
Bodemeister has been impressive throughout his entire career. He placed second at a MSW at Santa Antonia Park on January 16 and then won a MSW on February 11. He then placed second at the Grade II San Felipe Stakes on March 10 and won the Grade I Arkansas Derby on April 14 before placing second at the Grade I Kentucky Derby two weeks ago.
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.
Updated 2012 Preakness Stakes Odds & Post Positions
1. Tiger Walk 30/1
2. Teeth of the Dog 18/1
3. Pretension 35/1
4. Zetterholm 20/1
5. Went the Day Well 6/1
6. Creative Cause 13/2
7. Bodemeister 3/2
8. Daddy Nose Best 14/1
9. I’ll Have Another 3/1
10. Optimizer 30/111. Cozetti 40/1