Authentic Has Powerful Combination to Become Preakness Chalk

Authentic Has Powerful Combination to Become Preakness Betting Winner

October 1st, 2020 Horseracing, Preakness Stakes

In a year like no other, the Preakness Stakes play the role. Normally the Preakness is the second jewel of the three Triple Crown Series races. And it’s held in the middle of May after the Kentucky Derby. This year the Preakness goes last in October. It is true that it still follows the Kentucky Derby. Saturday marks the end of Triple Crown action with the Horse betting odds. It should come as no surprise that Authentic has emerged as the prohibitive Preakness Stakes favorite. Authentic has a resume and team that no other horse can match.

2020 Preakness Stakes Betting Information

Date and Time:Saturday, October 3, 2020, 5:36 p.m. ET
Location:Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore Maryland
TV Coverage:NBC

2020 Preakness Stakes Betting Odds at SBG

Authentic 9/5
Art Collector 5/2
Swiss Skydiver 6/1
Thousand Words 6/1
Mr. Big News 12/1
Ny Traffic 15/1
Max Player15/1
Pneumatic 20/1
Excession 30/1
Jesus’ Team 30/1

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2020 Preakness Stakes SBG Odds Overview

In this situation, Authentic is the ultimate online wagering name brand. No other horse rates with the public.


First comes the fact that Authentic has the powerhouse combination of Bob Baffert and John Velazquez. Baffert is the biggest trainer brand in horse racing. He has trained the last two Triple Crown winners. Further, Authentic gave Baffert his sixth career Kentucky Derby win. Velazquez ranks at the same level as Baffert in the jockey class. He has three Kentucky Derby and two Belmont Stakes wins. Yet he has never won the Preakness. Authentic has another Grade 1 win at the Haskell Stakes. And has won five of his six starts.

Art Collector

Late on Art Collector has won his last two races. Which includes a win at the Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes. It is surprising that Art Collector is so favored by the public. Cause of his lack of national notoriety. The same goes for jockey Brian Hernandez Jr and trainer Tom Drury Jr.

Swiss Skydiver

To show Swiss Skydiver is best known for winning the Grade 1 Alabama. This filly was also second at the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks on September 4. So too did Swiss Skydiver finish second at the Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes. She picked up Grade 2 wins at the Santa Anita Oaks and Gulfstream Park Oaks. Robby Albarado gets the mount for trainer Kenneth McPeak.

Thousand Words

Also trained by Bob Baffert is Thousand Words with jockey Florent Geroux. Last time out for Thousand Words was a win in the Shared Belief Stakes. He was the winner of the Grade 2 Los Alamitos Futurity and Grade 3 Robert B Lewis.

Mr. Big News

On the whole, Mr. Big news had a third-place finish at the Kentucky Derby. He has never won a Grade 1 or 2 race. Jockey Gabriel Saez gets the ride for trainer Bret Calhoun.

Ny Traffic

Of great concern is that Ny Traffic finished eight at the Kentucky Derby. He had three straight second-place finishes before Derby Day. Horatio Karamanos rides for trainer Saffie Joseph.

Max Player

Certainly, trainer Steve Asmussen is one of the best. Paco Lopez gets the ride. The last time out for Max Player was a fifth-place run at the Kentucky Derby.

2020 Preakness Stakes SBG Free Picks

On this occasion, Authentic brings a record and ability with the Horse Betting Odds are impossible to ignore.

2020 Preakness Stakes Best Bet: Authentic

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