Bet on the Preakness Most of the time in the triple crown of horse racing, the winner of the first race, the Kentucky Derby, is the favorite for the second, the Preakness. This year is no different as Derby winner Street Sense is the early favorite at 7-5.
The second and third place finisher’s in the Derby also received love from the oddsmakers, as hard spun, who finished second, has 5-2 odds, and, Curlin, who finished third, is at 7-2.
Circular Quay is the only other horse from the Derby in the nine horse field, he finished sixth in the Derby, and is at 8-1 in the Preakness.
The other five horses did not run two weeks ago at Churchill Downs. King of The Roxy is at 12-1, Xchanger 15-1. Legendary trainers Nick Zito and D. Wayne Lucas both have horses at 20-1 in CP West and Flying First Class, respectively. Neither Zito nor Lucas had a horse run in the Derby. The longshot is Mint Slewlep at 30-1.
Six of the past ten Derby winners and five of the past six favorites have won the Preakness. That is opposite of the Derby, where the favorite has had a hard time winning over the past few years.
The post positions are as follows:
5.King of The Roxy
6.Flying First Class