Uncle Lino Preakness Odds & Profile

Preakness Stakes 5/19/16 Can Uncle Lino contend at Pimlico on Saturday?

What are the chances that Uncle Lino can be a sleeper contender to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday? Let’s take a look at his odds.

What odds do Uncle Lino have to win the Preakness Stakes this weekend?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Uncle Lino is currently a 33/1 long shot to win on Saturday. For comparison, Nyquist remains the favorite at -175, while Exaggerator has the next-best odds at 7/2. Along with Uncle Lino, Awesome Speed (33/1), Lani (40/1), Laoban (40/1), Abiding Star (40/1) and Fellowship (40/1) are considered the long-shots.

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Which people comprise of Uncle Lino’s team?

His jockey is Fernando Hernandez Perez, his trainer is Gary Sherlock and his owners are Tom Mansor, Purple Shamrock Racing and Gary Sherlock.

How has Uncle Lino faired throughout his career?

In seven starts he has two wins, two second-place finishes and two third-place showings. One of those two victories came in his last outing when he won the California Chrome Stakes ahead of Rare Candy and Touched by Autism. He also finished in the money when he took third in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby behind fellow Preakness Stakes contender Exaggerator and Kentucky Derby contender Mor Spirit.

Can Uncle Lino contend at Pimlico on Saturday?

Even though he finished in the money in the Santa Anita Derby, Uncle Lino was beaten by 10 lengths in that race. It’s going to be tough for him to contend with Nyquist and Exaggerator, although in a shallow field he might be able to jump into the money with a strong stretch run. Still, it’s going to be difficult for him to jump into one of the top two spots and challenge the elite contenders on Saturday.

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