Animal Kingdom Preakness Odds

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(The Spread) – The second leg of the Triple Crown is on the line for Animal Kingdom this Saturday when he races the field at the 2011 Preakness.

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Odds: When oddsmakers from online sports book released the opening odds for the 201 Preakness Stakes, Animal Kingdom was listed at +400 to win. Those odds made him the favorite, although he shared them with Kentucky Derby favorite Dialed In, who was also +400 to win the Preakness. But now those odds have changed and Animal Kingdom stands alone at the top at +250 to win the 2011 Preakness. Dialed In is +350, while Mucho Macho Man is +500.

Race History: Animal Kingdom is on a two-outing win streak and has won three of his last four races. In fact, in his five-race career, he has never finished lower than second. He broke his maiden last September by placing second and then won his first race of his career a month later. He finished second at an allowance on march 3 of this year, then won the Grade 3 Spiral Stakes and the Kentucky Derby despite being a 30/1 afterthought.

Outlook: The two concerns surrounding Animal Kingdom heading into the Kentucky Derby was whether or not he could run on dirt and if he had enough experience to contend. Well he answered both of those questions by winning at Churchill Downs earlier this month. Now the only question is whether or not he has what it takes to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed accomplished the feat in 1978. Dialed In and Mucho Macho Man will give him a run for his money this week, but Animal Kingdom is a great looking horse and he certainly has the talent to not only win the Preakness, but capture the Belmont in June and take home horseracing’s illustrious Triple Crown.

2011 Preakness Stakes Odds to Win – Saturday, May 21 – Pimlico Race Course

Animal Kingdom +250

Dialed In +350

Mucho Macho Man +500

Dance City +1300

Shackleford +1300

Astrology +1500

Sway Away +1600

Midnight Interlude +1800

Mr. Commons +2000

Flashpoint +2100

King Congie +2500

Isnt He Perfect +3000

Norman Asbjornson +3000

Concealed Identity +4000

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