|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Preakness Stakes odds have a surprise in store for everyone that is preparing to bet the Preakness horse race. A Filly is the 8-5 favorite to open action! Preakness Stakes odds have Rachel Alexandra as the chalk for Saturday's Preakness horse race from Pimlico race track at Baltimore, Maryland.
Rachel Alexandra does not have an empty resume for handicapping the Preakness Stakes odds. She won the prestigious Kentucky Oaks race which is run at Churchill Downs the day before the Kentucky Derby. Rachel Alexandra has won five consecutive races and has career earnings of a whopping $958,354.
Rachel Alexandra was just purchased by Jess Jackson and Harold McCormick and the filly's ex-trainer, Hal Wiggins, said that the quick sale was so that they could make the Preakness horse race. Rachel Alexandra is the 53rd filly to be listed on the Preakness Stakes odds. Four previous fillies have won the event. She is considered the most impressive filly to run since Ruffian.
Rachel Alexandra was touted as the best horse at Churchill Downs despite Mine That Bird's win in the Derby as the filly bolted out to a stunning 20 length victory in the Kentucky Oaks. What is one of the great ironies entering action this weekend for the Preakness Stakes odds is that Kentucky Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel will give up Mine That Bird for a mount on Rachel Alexandra! This stunning development is one of the great intangible stories for handicapping Preakness Stakes odds. Borel rode Rachel Alexandra in that Kentucky Oaks win two weeks ago.
In addition to that Kentucky Oaks win, Rachel Alexandra has four other wins before that to bolster her credibility against the Preakness Stakes odds. On April 5 she won the Fantasy Stakes at Oaklawn Park. On March 13 she won the Fair Grounds Oaks at Fair Grounds. She won the Martha Washington Stakes at Oaklawn Park on February 15. And last November 29 she won the Golden Rod Stakes from Churchill Downs. All impressive wins to prepare for the Preakness Stakes odds. All of those races were also at least one mile or greater in length, which further enhances the filly's credibility against the Preakness Stakes odds.
Open an account now at BetRoyal.com for the Preakness to see if Rachel Alexandra is the real deal!