2017 Preakness Stakes Cheat Sheet For Second Leg Of Triple Crown

Posted by Eric Williams on Friday,May 19, 2017 9:45, EDT in

With the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes set to get underway in just over 72 hours, both, casual horse racing bettors and experienced ones alike could use a ‘cheat sheet’ of sorts that will help you maximize your chances of cashing in on the second leg of the annual Triple Crown.

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With thoughts of cashing in big on the 2017 Preakness Stakes in mind, let’s find out who’s in the running to bag the second jewel in the Triple Crown.

Analyzing The 2017 Preakness Stakes Cheat Sheet For Second Leg Of Triple Crown

 

 

2017 Preakness Stakes

When: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Where: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, MD

2017 Preakness Stakes Odds

Horse  Odds
Always Dreaming4/5
Classic Empire3/1
Lookin at Lee10/1
Gunnevera15/1
Cloud Computing12/1
Hence20/1
Conquest Mo Money15/1
Multiplier30/1
Senior Investment30/1
Term of Art30/1

 

Five of the 20 horses that competed in the 2017 Kentucky Derby will be in this year’s Preakness Stakes with four of those thoroughbreds taking the top four spots as favorites. The Preakness Stakes is slightly shorter than the Kentucky Derby at 1 and 3/16 miles and takes place on the third Saturday in May. Exaggerator won last year’s Preakness as the No. 2 favorite behind Nyquist.

Always Dreaming -125

Jockey: John R. Velázquez
Trainer: Todd A. Pletcher
Owner: MeB Racing, Brooklyn Boyz, Teresa Viola, St. Elias, Siena Farm and West Point
Breeder: Santa Rosa Partners

2017 Statistics

Starts: 4
Firsts: 4
Seconds: 0
Thirds: 0
Earnings: $2,260,600
Earnings Per Start: $565,150

Analysis: With 10 of the last 20 Kentucky Derby winners also winning the Preakness, Always Dreaming will have a good shot despite the short turnaround between the first two Triple Crown races.

“It is a quick turnaround, and sometimes you don’t know how horses are going to respond to that until you get into the stretch of the race, and that’s really when you find out what they have left in reserve,” trainer Todd Pletcher said. “But we like what we’re seeing so far.”

Classic Empire +300

Jockey: Julien R. Leparoux
Trainer: Mark E. Casse
Owner: John C. Oxley
Breeder: Steven Nicholson & Brandi Nicholson

2017 Statistics

Starts: 3
Firsts: 1
Seconds: 0
Thirds: 1
Earnings: $734,300
Earnings Per Start: $244,767

Analysis: Classic Empire finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby as the No. 2 favorite behind Always Dreaming.

Lookin at Lee +500

Jockey: Corey J. Lanerie
Trainer: Steven M. Asmussen
Owner: L and N Racing LLC
Breeder: Ray Hanson

2017 Statistics*

Starts: 4
Firsts: 0
Seconds: 1
Thirds: 2
Earnings: $553,000
Earnings Per Start: $138,250

Analysis: Lookin at Lee blew away the field (except Always Dreaming) at the Kentucky Derby to finish second and now he’s expected to challenge for the win at Pimlico.

DYK Moment 1

DYK Moment 1

Did You Know that, prior to 1932, the Preakness has been held 11 times before the Kentucky Derby?

Gunnevera +1000

Jockey: Mike Smith
Trainer: Antonio Sano
Owner: Peacock Racing Stables, LLC
Breeder: Brandywine Farm & Stephen Upchurch

2017 Statistics

Starts: 4
Firsts: 1
Seconds: 1
Thirds: 1
Earnings: $399,200
Earnings Per Start: $99,800

Analysis: Gunnevera is a +1000 pick to win the Preakness after recording one win, one place and one show finish in four starts this year. He’ll run the Preakness out of the sixth post.

DYK Moment 2

Did You Know that the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby were run on the same day on May 12, 1917, and May 13, 1922?

Hence +2000

Jockey: Florent Geroux
Trainer: Steven Asmussen
Owner: Calumet Farm
Breeder: Calumet Farm

2017 Statistics*

Starts: 4
Firsts: 2
Seconds: 0
Thirds: 0
Earnings: $444,629
Earnings Per Start: $111,157

Analysis: Hence will run the Preakness out of post No. 3 and has won twice this year in four starts. Hence finished in 11th place at the Kentucky Derby.

Conquest Mo Money +1500

Jockey: Jorge Carreno
Trainer: Miguel L. Hernandez
Owner: Judge Lanier Racing
Breeder: Twin Creeks Farm

2017 Statistics*

Starts: 5
Firsts: 3
Seconds: 2
Thirds: 0
Earnings: $508,900
Earnings Per Start: $101,780

Analysis: Conquest Mo Money will run the Preakness out of post No. 10. He’s well-rested after sitting out the Kentucky Derby and has recorded three wins and a pair of second place finishes in five starts this year.

Multiplier +3000

Jockey: Joel Rosario
Trainer: Brendan P. Walsh
Owner: Watchel Stable, George J. Kerr and Gary Barber
Breeder: Mark Stansell

2017 Statistics*

Starts: 4
Firsts: 2
Seconds: 1
Thirds: 1
Earnings: $187,310
Earnings Per Start: $46,828

Analysis: Multiplier will be running the Preakness from the rail after ending up in the winner’s circle twice in four starts this year. More importantly, Multiplier has gotten better with each successive race.

Senior Investment +3000

Jockey: Channing Hill
Trainer: Kenneth g. McPeek
Owner: Fern Circle Stables
Breeder: Dixiana Farms LLC

2017 Statistics*

Starts: 4
Firsts: 2
Seconds: 0
Thirds: 0
Earnings: $174,400
Earnings Per Start: $43,600

Analysis: Senior Investment will run the Preakness out of post No. 8 and he could challenge for a spot in the money after winning twice in four starts this year.

Senior Investment then took a big step backwards by finishing sixth in the Louisiana Derby in March before pulling off another stunner by winning the Lexington Stakes two weeks later.

Term of Art +3000

Jockey: Jose L. Ortiz
Trainer: Doug F. O’Neill
Owner: Calumet Farm
Breeder: Whisper Hill Farm, LLC

2017 Statistics*

Starts: 4
Firsts: 0
Seconds: 0
Thirds: 1
Earnings: $59,345
Earnings Per Start: $14,836

Analysis: Term of Art will run the Preakness out of post No. 7 looking like a real longshot after finishing in the money just once in four starts this year.