A First Look at Preakness Stakes Betting

May 31, 2011 Preakness Stakes

There could be a decent sized field of horses for Preakness Stakes betting on Saturday, May 21st.

The Preakness almost always has a much smaller field than the Kentucky Derby since the maximum amount of starters in the race is 14 compared to the 20 that could go in the Derby. This year’s race might get close to a full field for the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes. Make your Preakness Stakes bet at Sbg global.com.

Derby Winner
Animal Kingdom will be the leading the field in Preakness Stakes betting. The horse won the Kentucky Derby and will be favored to take the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. The horse won at odds of about 20-1 in the Derby but he is going to get a lot more respect from gamblers who make a Preakness Stakes bet.  He was supposed to be a horse that just ran on the turf but he looked very comfortable on the dirt in the Kentucky Derby.   Animal Kingdom was the first horse in 55 years to win the Kentucky Derby coming off a six-week layoff.  That extra rest is definitely going to help the horse now as he tries to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.  Animal Kingdom came out of the Kentucky Derby in great shape and trainer Graham Motion said the horse looks great.

Other Derby Horses
It is unlikely that Nehro who finished second in the Derby will run in the Preakness.  Third place finisher Mucho Macho Man is expected to go though as is fourth place finisher Shackleford.  You can also expect to see Dialed In who was the beaten favorite in the Derby. That horse is still in line for a big bonus because he won both the Holy Bull and the Florida Derby. If he wins the Preakness it would be a huge payoff so expected Dialed In to be in the race.  Derby also-rans Soldat, Derby Kitten and Santiva may also run.

Newcomers
There will be quite a few horses that didn’t run in the Derby who will go in the Preakness. Sway Away who just missed out on getting in the Derby should be entered.  Other horses that could be entered are Flashpoint, Astrology, King Congie, Mr. Commons, Concealed Identity, Dance City and Norman Asbjornson.

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