Updated Preakness Stakes Betting Odds
The 2018 Preakness Stakes will take place Saturday evening at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD. Here's a look at the most updated odds for every horse in the field.
According to oddsmakers, Kentucky Derby winner Justify is the odds-on favorite to win the Preakness Stakes at 4/13. In four starts, this Bob Baffert-trained horse is a perfect 4-0. Justify won the Kentucky Derby with an enthralling 2 1/2-length victory and now has his sights on becoming the 13th Triple Crown winner if he can notch the second jewel of the TC. It would not be shocking to see Justify win wire-to-wire this evening.
Good Magic (7/2)
Good Magic finished as the runner-up in the Kentucky Derby and figures to give Justify his stiffest challenge again. In six starts, Good Magic has two wins, three seconds and one third-place showing. Among his notable achievements are wins in the Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes and the Grade 1 Breeders Cup Juvenile. Chad Brown won the Preakness last year with his first starter in the race. This will also be jockey Jose Ortiz's second consecutive appearance in the classic.
Bravazo was a no-show in the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby and finished sixth in the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago. He does have one notable victory, a win in the Grade 2 Risen Star over Snapper Sinclair and Noble Indy. One intriguing note about Bravazo: He was bumped at the start of the Kentucky Derby but recovered nicely. In a smaller Preakness field, he will get a better start this evening.
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.
Lone Sailor (15/1)
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.
Sporting Chance (25/1)
Sporting Chance did not run in the Kentucky Derby but finished fourth in the Grade 3 Pat Day Mile on May 5 so unlike Quip, he doesn't necessarily enter this race fresh. After winning two of three starts as a juvenile, including the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga, Sporting Chance has not taken the next step in his four starts at age three, finishing third, fifth, fourth (disqualified from third), and then fourth again in graded stakes.
Diamond King (30/1)
An intriguing long-shot, Diamond King has four wins and one third-place showing in six career starts. He enters the Preakness off a win in the Federico Tesio Stakes, which used to be held at Pimlico but has been held at Laurel Park since 2016. Diamond King likes to press the pace and appears best suited for distance races but unfortunately maxes out at seven furlongs or a mile (thus why he's an underdog).
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.