He is followed in Preakness betting by beaten Derby favorite Dialed In at 9-2 and Derby third place finisher Mucho Macho Man at 6-1.
Here is a look at all of the odds and information for Saturday’s race.
The morning line odds were made by Pimlico Race Course odds maker Frank Carulli. It was not a surprise to see Animal Kingdom made the favorite although it was thought he might be 5-2 instead of 2-1 although there is not much difference. Dialed In might be a little low in the odds at 9-2 considering he showed very little in the Derby. Mucho Macho Man is probably about right at 6-1. All of the other horses in Preakness betting are listed with double-digit odds. It will be interesting to see how the odds move on Saturday at Sbg global.com as one of the longshots should emerge as a serious contender with the public.
All three of the favorites are starting together and there does not seem to be much of a post advantage. Animal Kingdom is starting from the outside in post #11 and only one other horse has won from that post and that was Tabasco Cat in 1994. Animal Kingdom is a closer so the outside post is no big deal. Dialed In is also a closer and he will be right on the inside of Animal Kingdom in post #10. Mucho Macho Man will be on the inside of those two in post #9.
Here is a look at the field for Preakness Stakes betting, the posts, the jockey, the trainer and the morning line odds.
|1||Astrology||Mike Smith||Steve Asmussen||15-1|
|2||Norman Asbjomson||Julian Pimentel||Chris Grove||30-1|
|3||King Congie||Robby Albardo||Tom Albertrani||20-1|
|4||Flashpoint||C. Velasquez||Wesley Ward||20-1|
|5||Shackleford||Jesus Castanon||Dale Romans||12-1|
|6||Sway Away||Garrett Gomez||Jeff Bonde||15-1|
|7||Midnight Interlude||Martin Garcia||Bob Baffert||15-1|
|8||Dance City||R. Dominguez||Todd Pletcher||12-1|
|9||Mucho Macho Man||Rajiv Maragh||Kathy Ritvo||6-1|
|10||Dialed In||Julien Leparoux||Nick Zito||9-2|
|11||Animal Kingdom||John Velazquez||Graham Motion||2-1|
|12||Isn’t He Perfect||Edgar Prado||D. Shivmangal||30-1|
|13||Concealed Identity||Sheldon Russell||Eddie Gaudet||30-1|
|14||Mr. Commons||Victor Espinoza||John Shirreffs||20-1|