Awesome Speed vs. Lani Prediction
Which thoroughbred will have a better finish in the 2016 Preakness Stakes this evening: Awesome Speed or Lani?
What are the current odds for Awesome Speed and Lani to win the Preakness?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Awesome Speed is a 50/1 long shot to win the Preakness Stakes while Lani has odds of 33/1 to pull off the upset. Awesome Speed drew the No. 4 post position for Saturday, while Lani drew the No. 6 post.
Who is favored between Awesome Speed and Lani to finish higher at the Preakness?
Even though Awesome Speed is a 50/1 long shot and has worse odds to win than Lani at 33/1, Bovada.lv currently lists Awesome Speed as a -135 favorite to finish ahead of Lani at +105. These odds are given out as prop wagers, so neither horse has to win the Preakness in order for bettors to cash.
Awesome Speed vs. Lani Prediction: Who finishes higher at the Preakness?
Awesome Speed is a three-time stakes winner that will step in class off a solid effort in the Federico Tesio Stakes. While Lani has trained well since outrunning expectations in a ninth-place finish at the Kentucky Derby, he has a lower Equibase Speed Figure at 94 to Awesome Speed's 103. With four wins in six career starts, I like Awesome Speed to finish ahead of Lani, who will be the first Japanese-based horse to run in the Preakness Stakes.
2016 Preakness Stakes Prop Bet Prediction: Awesome Speed -135 over Lani