Preakness Stakes 2017 betting odds; Always Dreaming ‘feeling great’ after restful week: Preakness roundup
The field for the 2017 Preakness Stakes is taking shape early in the week, and Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming is the runaway favorite to win the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. More information will be revealed throughout the week as the field is confirmed and post positions are drawn at Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore, Md.
Looking for early betting odds and how to watch the 2017 Preakness Stakes? We’ve got you covered on the post time and viewing information, as well as the early betting odds from Bovada, which can be found below:
10/11 – Always Dreaming
5/1 – Classic Empire
11/1 – Lookin At Lee
12/1 – Gunnevera
12/1 – Hence
16/1 – Conquest Mo Money
20/1 – Cloud Computing
20/1 – Multiplier
25/1 – Senior Investment
TBD – Term of Art
The odds board took an early turn when Royal Mo suffered a career-ending fracture in a workout, according to Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun. The horse was left on the outside looking in at the Kentucky Derby as the first horse up in the event of a scratch, and he looked to be in great shape before the injury.
Nothing is set in stone for the 2017 edition of the Preakness Stakes, writes Childs Walker for the Baltimore Sun. Even prohibitive favorite Always Dreaming comes with variables after a terrific run to the roses at the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago. The horse has never come back to race on less than a month’s rest.
Variables or not, Always Dreaming is “feeling great” after a restful week at Pimlico, writes Chris Korman for the Boston Herald. He was one of just a few horses at the race track last week and got to unwind after winning the Kentucky Derby. “This is exactly what he needed, just having a few days basically to himself,” exercise rider Nick Bush told the Herald. “You can tell he’s feeling great.”
Stephen Edelson has his take on five horses to watch in the 2017 Preakness Stakes, including Conquest Mo Money, who did not run in the Kentucky Derby. Edelson calls Conquest Mo Money, who is the son of Uncle Mo, the “ultimate outsider” in this race.
Trainer Brendan Walsh likes what he sees from Preakness hopeful Multiplier, according to Brisnet.com’s Kellie Reilly. “Everybody says on his numbers (speed figures) that he fits (in the Preakness),” Walsh told Brisnet. “I think he’s entitled to take a chance.”
Classic Empire is off to Pimlico after wrapping up his training at Churchill Downs, according to HorseRacingNation.com. He’s a “happy horse” with hopes of getting off to a better start at the 2017 Preakness Stakes after his trip was “compromised” before the first turn at the Kentucky Derby.
HorseRacingNation.com also explored one of the big questions going into Preakness week, which is: should bettors lean toward Kentucky Derby horses or new shooters? A new shooter hasn’t won the Preakness Stakes since Bernardini in 2006, as Kentucky Derby horses have “dominated” at Pimlico. It’s worth noting, though, that new horses have finished among the top three in three straight Preakness races.
America’s Best Racing goes inside the numbers at the 2017 Preakness Stakes with track records, history, purse money and more. According to the website, over $94 million was bet on the Preakness in 2016.