Preakness Stakes Betting – Morning Line Odds

May 31, 2011 Preakness Stakes

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 as one of the longshots should emerge as a serious contender with the public.

Post Positions
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.

Post Horse Jockey Trainer 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