Lone Sailor vs. Quip Preakness Pick
Will Lone Sailor or Quip have a better race on Saturday evening at the 2018 Preakness Stakes? The odds have been released for this matchup prop bet and we have a prediction for you here.
According to oddsmakers, Lone Sailor has 20/23 odds to finish higher than Quip, who has 4/5 odds to beat out Lone Sailor tonight at Pimlico Race Course. Both of these contenders have comparable odds to win, as Quip is 12/1 to win the Preakness Stakes and Lone Sailor is 15/1.
Lone Sailor Profile
Lone Sailor is coming off an eighth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby and has been inconsistent in throughout his career. After placing third in the Grade 1 Breeders' Futurity and second in the Street Sense, he finished fifth in the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club and ninth in the Grade 3 LeComte before placing second in the Louisiana Derby. A one-dimensional closer, a poor start could leave him well outside of the money.
This is one of the more talented horses in the field and after not running in the Kentucky Derby, Quip is well-rested. He finished second to Magnum Moon in the Arkansas Derby and also won the Tampa Bay Derby back in March. Quip ran well in those two starts and prefers to either set or stalk the pace in his races. He'll have the inside track and if Justify doesn't win wire-to-wire, Quip could finish among the top three at an attractive price to bettors.
Preakness Stakes Matchup Prediction
Lone Sailor has been way too inconsistent throughout his career to trust him in this matchup. First and foremost, I'm basis when it comes to Quip because I believe he'll finish in the money tonight so I'm going to have shares of him in various matchup props as well. My biggest concern is that he'll fade after setting an early pace but he should have enough stamina to finish high. Plus, he'll be fresh after not running at the Kentucky Derby a couple of weeks ago, unlike Lone Sailor.
Preakness Prediction: Quip 4/5 over Lone Sailor