With the first race of the Triple Crown now in the bag the next race in the most hallowed horse racing odds competition on the planet, the Preakness, now becomes the sole focus of the horse racing betting community. This year’s Kentucky Derby was a colossal mess with the rain and mud playing havoc with the track and the sports betting odds.
It also makes it very difficult to get a good read on the Preakness betting odds, but that also makes this online betting prospect even more exciting. Any horse racing odds fan that saw the Kentucky Derby watched one of the sloppiest Run for the Roses in recent memory with the horses running wide and slow in an effort simply to stay out of each other’s way rather than break any track records.
And any horse racing odds fan that saw that race also jockey Calvin Borel ride another Todd Pletcher horse to a big time victory at Churchill Downs. Super Saver wasn’t at the top most people’s list of pre-race favorites but there he was at the end of end of the race collecting his accolades as the best horse on the biggest day of horse racing odds competition. And that first leg of the Triple Crown betting win catapulted Super Saver and Borel into the forefront of the horse racing odds for the second leg of the three-race competition as well.
After rising out of Louisiana obscurity Borel has proven himself to be one of the top jockey’s of his generation and he seems to have a particular talent for getting the most out of unknown horses. This is the best measure of a jockey’s talent as nearly anyone can ride top horse to victory but a jockey worth his diminutive weight knows how to get the most out of a horse that perhaps isn’t blessed with the natural talent of some its competitors.
Borel knows how to do that and he seems to always have the best race plans of any rider in horse racing betting and the bigger the occasion the better plan. Borel has made his living riding the inside rail and though many jockeys attempt this strategy only he has perfected it. And if conditions are ugly again at Pimlico, you’d be crazy not to put your money on Borel and his ‘rail riding’ once the Preakness betting odds competition gets underway.