Derby Winner Authentic Opens as 2020 Preakness Betting Favorite

Derby Winner Authentic Opens as 2020 Preakness Betting Favorite

September 15th, 2020 Horseracing, Preakness Stakes

Fashion the phrase of the year for 2020. “New Normal” has become a way of life in this world of the coronavirus. Horse racing has been affected just like everything else. Previously the Preakness Stakes was run in mid-May two weeks after the Kentucky Derby. This year Preakness Stakes betting is the final leg of the Triple Crown season. Tiz the Law won the June Belmont and Authentic took the Labor Day weekend Kentucky Derby. Following that the Preakness can determine the best three-year-old horse for 2020. In view of this handle and attention will draw.

2020 Preakness Stakes Betting Information

DateOctober 3, 2020
Location:Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland
Distance:One and three-sixteenths miles
TV Coverage:NBC

2020 Preakness Stakes Odds:

Tiz the Law +150
Art Collector +450
Honor AP +600
Thousand Words +1000
Happy Saver +1200
King Guillermo +1400
Rushie +1400
Dr Post +1400
Max Player +1600
Mystic Guide +1600
Pneumatic +1600
All Others +2000 or more

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2020 Preakness Stakes SBG Odds Overview

Granted the Kentucky Derby winner is almost always a sports betting Preakness favorite. Authentic has become the hot new thing. Just as Tiz the Law was the hot item after winning the Belmont Stakes. Comparable to other races the Preakness Stakes will draw a quality lineup. Thus, sharps and bargain-hunters will find viable alternatives. And at much better prices.

2020 Preakness Stakes Top Contenders


The last time out for Authentic was a Kentucky Derby win as an 8/1 dog. Many horseplayers saw this coming. Authentic was the winner of the Grade 1 Haskell Stakes on July 18. However, that wasn’t good enough for gamblers pounding Tiz the Law at 3/5 for the Derby. Certainly, Preakness Stakes Betting dynamics have changed. Which begs the question as to if Authentic is now the overlay. Also, on Authentic’s resume is a Grade 2 win at the San Felipe Stakes. And a Grade 3 win at the Sham.

Of course, coming with authenticity is Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. No trainer in horse racing carries a bigger brand. Authentic gave Baffert his sixth Kentucky Derby career win. Baffert has seven Preakness Stakes wins. Most important of all Baffert has two Triple Crown wins. Justify (2018) and American Pharoah (2015) were those historic horses.

Tiz the Law

Following three consecutive Grade, 1 win did Tiz the Law become a 3/5 Kentucky Derby chalk. September 5 saw Tiz the Law finish second to Authentic In an upset. Although knowledgeable horse handicappers saw it coming a mile away. Tiz the Law had six losses in eight career races. Trainer Barclay Tagg won the 2003 Preakness Stakes.

Art Collector

Riding a five-race winning streak is Art Collector. The last time out was an August 8 win at the Ellis Park Derby. Before that was a win at the Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes. Art Collector hasn’t run a Grade 1 race in his career.

Honor AP

Certainly, the Kentucky Derby was a disappointment for Honor AP. He finished fourth at that race. Accordingly Honor AP earned respect with gamblers at the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby. Honor AP was the winner there on June 6.

Thousand Words

Fashion that Thousand Words could draw the attention of sharps. His win at the August 1 Shared Belief Stakes was his fourth in seven starts. With a field of high-priced chalk, Thousand Words could be a bargain hunter’s delight.

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