The 2019 Preakness Stakes takes place this Saturday on May 18. Check out our Preakness Stakes betting odds, preview, and a first look analysis.
2019 Preakness Stakes Betting Odds, TV Schedule, Entry List, and Preview
2019 Preakness Stakes Event Info
- When: Saturday, May 18
- Where: Pimlico Racecourse, Baltimore, MD
- TV: NBC
- Live Stream: Pilmico.com
2019 Preakness Stakes Betting Odds
- War of Will +280
- Improbable +145
- Laughing Fox +2200
- Owendale +1200
- Anothertwistafate +600
- Alwaysmining +650
- Signalman +1500
- Bodexpress +1500
- Warrior’s Charge +1500
- Bourbon War +700
- Win Win Win +1250
Are Improbable and War of Will locks to win the 2019 Preakness Stakes?
Sounds too easy, right? Because of their odds? Neither deserves to be less than +300 favorites to win the Second Jewel of the Triple Crown, though. War of Will had some trouble in the Kentucky Derby, but he wasn’t going to run by Maximum Security no matter what happened. He also gave up after bumping near the top of the stretch.
Improbable might need a vacation. He had a tough race in the Rebel Stakes losing to Long Range Toddy. He couldn’t catch Omaha Beach in the Arkansas Derby. Then, even though he was in a great position to win the Kentucky Derby, he failed to respond. He needs rest, not another grueling race two weeks after the Derby.
Which less than +1000 shots can win the 2019 Preakness Stakes
A case can be made for Bourbon War and Anothertwistafate. Bourbon War, especially, could surprise on Saturday. He finished fourth in the Florida Derby after chasing the best three-year-old in the nation, Maximum Security. He hasn’t run since then. If he’s improved at all, he could be very tough to beat because he’s fresh and he’s bred to be a champion.
Anothertwistafate couldn’t hang on for the win in the Lexington Stakes. That race might be a throw out. He heads into the Preakness fresh just like Bourbon War does. The goal was the Kentucky Derby, but missing that race could be a blessing. Trainer Blaine Wright put a great work into this guy on May 11. He ran 6 furlongs in 1:14.1. Wright will have him on his toes.
Even though both Anothertwistafate and Bourbon War could surprise, the horse offering less than +1000 odds to keep an eye on this week is Alwaysmining. The Laurel Park runner has won 7 in a row.
Let’s be clear. Alwaysmining is stepping up in class on Saturday. He’s not a cheap horse, though. Runnymede Racing purchased him for $130,000 at the Keeneland September Sale in 2017. His sire, Stay Thirsty, won the Grade 2 Jim Dandy, the Grade 1 Travers, and the Grade 1 Cigar Mile. Alwaysmining could be the real deal.
What +1000 odds horse or higher has the best shot of winning the 2019 Preakness Stakes?
Right now, that horse is the Lexington Stakes winner Owendale. The Brad Cox trained runner has an awesome turn of foot. He improved big time in the Lexington. If he improves again in the Preakness Stakes, he could run by all of them in the stretch.