Quip vs. Tenfold Preakness Prediction
Which Preakness Stakes contender will finisher higher tonight at Pimlico Race Course, Quip or Tenfold? Here's a betting breakdown of this Preakness Stakes head-to-head matchup.
According to oddsmakers, Quip has 5/8 odds to finish ahead of Tenfold in this evening's Preakness Stakes, while Tenfold has 6/5 odds to finish ahead of Quip. For the entire race, Quip is 12/1 to win the Preakness Stakes while Tenfold has 30/1 odds to finish first, which makes him among the biggest long shots.
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.
Tenfold enters the field as the biggest long-shot to win the Preakness. He did flash some talent in his first two starts at Oaklawn Park this spring, winning both at 1 1/16 miles, and then running a respectable fifth when given a big class test in the Arkansas Derby. This might be too big of a leap for the colt, however.
Preakness Stakes Matchup Prediction
I don't see Quip finishing behind Tenfold unless somehow he gets squeezed at the start and wiped out early. That shouldn't happen with Quip on the rail. He has too much tactical speed to get out-paced by Tenfold, who does have plenty of talent but is also taking a big step up in class. Assuming Quip doesn't fade too badly after pressing the pace, he's my winner for this prop bet.
Preakness Prediction: Quip 5/8 over Tenfold