|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Preakness Stakes odds are set for what is shaping up to be one of the most interesting Preakness horse race events in history! Preakness Stakes odds currently favor a filly, Rachel Alexander, who was an 8-5 morning line chalk for Preakness horse race.
Handicapping the Preakness Stakes odds will be one of the biggest challenges ever for the Preakness horse race due to the Kentucky Derby win by 51-1 long shot Mine That Bird. That stunning upset in the Run for the Roses has completely flipped the Preakness Stakes odds.
Big Drama will have the inside post and will have fresh legs as he sat out the Derby. Mine that Bird will have the number two post. Musket Man, a leading contender against the Preakness Stakes odds, will have the number 3 post. Luv Gov will have the four post and also have fresh legs for his run against the Preakness Stakes odds. Friesan Fire, one of the beaten favorites of the Kentucky Derby, will have the number five post. Another horse that skipped the Kentucky Derby, Terrain, will have the six post.
Papa Clem, a sentimental favorite both in the Derby and against the Preakness Stakes odds, will have the seven post. At post eight will be General Quarters, who was a disappointment in the Derby. Another Kentucky Derby beaten favorite, Pioneer of the Nile, will be in post nine. Flying Private, who bombed in the Kentucky Derby, will post tenth against the Preakness Stakes odds. Take the Points, a highly regarded horse that took off the Derby in special preparation for the Preakness Stakes odds, will post eleventh. Tone It Down will post at twelve and Rachel Alexandra will post thirteenth.
The top four finishers of the Kentucky Derby are in the Preakness with Pioneer of the Nile, Musket Man, and Papa Clem joining winner Mine That Bird at Pimlico. Rachel Alexandra is labeled a super filly and is coming of a win at the prestigious Kentucky Oaks, which is run the day before the Derby. The Preakness has not had a field like this in memory!
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