Super Saver Favored in Preakness Betting

February 8th, 2017 Preakness Stakes

Preakness Stakes betting odds favor Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver.

The Derby winner is likely to be listed as the 5-2 morning line favorite in Preakness Stakes odds. Derby winners are normally favored in the Preakness and oftentimes they go off at low odds.


Preakness Stakes betting favors Super Saver but he is not an overwhelming favorite. He is also not getting a ton of respect as a full field of 14 is expected for Saturday’s race. “I think he’ll be the favorite, and I thought he ran very well,” trainer John Sadler said about Super Saver. “I don’t see a dominating horse.” Trainer Dale Romans, who is sending two horses in the Preakness, also believes that Super Saver is vulnerable. “I think he’s beatable.” Romans said.

If a full field of 14 go in Preakness Stakes odds it would be only the second time in 18 years that the Preakness has had a full field. Many trainers are looking to take a shot at the Derby winner. Super Saver’s trainer Todd Pletcher said his horse is looking good in advance of Saturday’s race. “His energy level has been good,” Pletcher said. “His appetite has been good. He’s moving well. He seems happy.” Only two other horses from the Derby are confirmed for Saturday’s Preakness. Third-place finisher Paddy O’Prado and seventh place finisher Dublin will be in the field. It is also possible that Bob Baffert’s Lookin at Lucky could be in the Preakness field. Jackson Bend who finished 12th, may also be in the field.

A lot of newcomers will be in the Preakness. Pletcher will be sending another horse along with Super Saver as he is entering Aikenite. Other newcomers are Hurricane Ike who won the Derby trial, Florida Derby runner-up Pleasant Prince; and Schoolyard Dreams, who beat Super Saver in the Tampa Derby. “I think this is probably an evenly matched group of horses right now,” said Hurricane Ike’s trainer John Sadler.

Super Saver is favored in Preakness Stakes betting but that doesn’t mean his trainer, Todd Pletcher is confident. Pletcher doesn’t like to run horses in the Preakness after the Derby. In fact, of his 28 horses from the Derby, only three will have run in the Preakness if you count Super Saver. “In the perfect world, we would have more time,” Pletcher said. “But this is the way it’s laid out.”

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