The 134th running of the Preakness Stakes is just days away and the horse racing odds makers are hard at work handicapping every aspect of this second leg of the Triple Crown betting action. This year’s field has a few definite favorites, a few long shots and few horses sitting with comfortable Preakness betting odds that could easily find themselves in the winners circle on Saturday afternoon.
The early favorite in the Preakness Stakes betting odds is no surprise. Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver has the horse betting experts eye and starts off with 5-2 odds in the Preakness betting competition. Jockey Calvin Borel has won three of the past four Triple Crown betting events and it’s hard to bet against him. He’ll start from the #8 lane which could hurt his rail hugging strategy, but not likely.
Bob Baffert’s impressive horse Lookin’ at Lucky comes in as the second favorite in the sports betting odds. Lookin’ will start out as 3-1 favorite in the Preakness betting odds and has a terrific lane draw (#7) which should help this horse avoid a terrible finish like it suffered in the Kentucky Derby odds action after drawing lane one and getting boxed in on the rail.
The other horse among the top three in this year’s Preakness odds is Paddy O’Prado one of two horses trained by Dale L. Romans. Starting out of the #10 lane Paddy heads into the weekend with 9-2 odds. The lane assignment isn’t the best but if his horse can get clear early it can run with the best of them.
These three horses are clear and away the front runners in the horse betting action and the only three with single digit odds. The second grouping of horses in the Preakness betting odds is Caracortado a Michael Machowsky trained horse starting in lane 9 (10-1 odds), Dublin the great D. Wayne Lucas horse running out lane 12 (10-1 odds) and Jackson Bend trained by Nicholas P. Zito and in great starting position out of lane 6 (12-1 odds).
The rest of the Preakness betting is mismatch of long shots that haven’t caught the interest of the horse betting public yet. Anyone of these horses is capable of winning this race depending on track conditions and what happens once the gates drop. But Super Saver, Lookin’ at Lucky and Paddy O’ Prado are clear and away the cream of the horse betting crop this year at the Preakness they’ve been accordingly favored in the horse betting odds.