There is no hotter horse and rider duo right now in the horse racing odds action than Calvin Borel and Super Saver. Borel has been practically unbeatable in Triple Crown betting races over the past two years and the Todd Pletcher trained 3-year old has already grabbed the first leg of the Triple Crown betting contest with a win at Churchill Downs.
Super Saver will enter the Saturday’s Preakness betting competition as the odds on favorite to become the first horse in 32 years to win horse betting’s biggest prize. But if any horse can play the role of spoiler at the Preakness Stakes it might just be Luckin’ at Lucky. This horse has all the talent in the world and is a big favorite among the horse racing odds makers to win the second leg of the Triple Crown wagering action.
Luckin’ at Lucky has the pedigree and the training, coming out of Bob Baffert’s stable. As with every horse racing betting competition it’s simply a matter of the right jockey, the right track conditions, a good starting gate and a bit of good luck. It’s not easy to line up all those variables on race day –especially not in a Triple Crown horse betting event- and that’s why there hasn’t been a winner of the Triple Crown betting competition since the Carter Administration.
And if Lookin’ at Lucky has anything to do with it, there still won’t be after the Preakness betting odds action on Saturday either. Lookin’ at Lucky left the gate in the Kentucky Derby a 6:1 favorite but drew Lane One and got boxed in early and boxed out of quality finish, prompt Baffert to refer to his horse as “Lookin’ at Aluminum” –a reference to the fact that it got pinned to rail and couldn’t make a move during the Derby.
But with a better lane assignment and a shorter track distance Lookin’ at Lucky has great chance on Saturday. Baffert has switched jockeys and likes his chances with Martin Garcia holding the reigns even though it will be his first time on the horse. Garcia tends to ride a more aggressive race early and that seems to play into Lookin’ at Lucky’s strength. Come Saturday afternoon at the Preakness betting odds competition, we’ll know whether or not it’s the right move or not.