2019 Preakness Stakes Trifecta, Superfecta and Exacta Picks

2019 Preakness Stakes Trifecta, Superfecta and Exacta Picks

Written by on May 18, 2019

The Preakness Stakes takes place this Saturday on May 18. Check out our 2019 Preakness Stakes betting odds and trifecta, superfecta, and exacta picks.

2019 Preakness Stakes Trifecta, Superfecta, and Exacta Picks

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

Key Horse: Alwaysmining

Trained by Kelley Rubley, Alwaysmining has won 7 straight races. He won his last race, the Federico Tesio Stakes by 11 lengths. Although there are some questions about whether Alwaysmining has the class to hang with these, those questions appear unfounded. Runnymede Racing purchased him for $130,000. I love the fact Rubley’s sticking with Tampa Bay rider Daniel Centeno. He looks like the best possible key horse for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes.

Exacta Picks

  • First: Alwaysmining
  • Second: Owendale, Improbable, War of Will, Win Win Win

Alwaysmining looks like a logical winner. The horses that have the best shot of finishing second behind him are Owendale, Improbable, War of Will, and Win Win Win.

Owendale won the Lexington Stakes. He could be coming into his own. Sired by Into Mischief, he should excel over a wet track if the rains hit on Saturday. Improbable is the class of the field. Although he’s hard to use as a key horse because he heads into this race off a tough Derby run, he should be ready.

War of Will might have snuck into the Derby trifecta if he hadn’t bumped in the stretch after Maximum Security came out on him. He’s another that could run well on May 18. Win Win Win has a great closing kick. He finished second to Alwaysmining last December in a 7 furlong stakes race at Laurel. If the pace is swift, he could get a piece.

Trifecta Picks

  • First: Alwaysmining
  • Second: Owendale, Improbable, War of Will
  • Third: Owendale, Improbable, War of Will, Win Win Win, Anothertwistafate, Signalman, Bourbon War, Laughing Fox

It makes sense to use Owendale, Improbable, and War of Will to finish second on the trifecta ticket. The ticket might get too costly if we add Win Win Win. We will, however, add Win Win Win in the third slot along with Owendale, Improbable, War of Will, Anothertwistafate, Signalman, Bourbon War, and Laughing Fox.

If the rest of the field allows Signalman to get an easy lead, he could go wire-to-wire. Alwaysmining shouldn’t and there’s no guarantee Signalman gets the lead. But, he’s a good race horse that could finish third.

Anothertwistafate went off the odds on favorite in the Lexington Stakes. He bounced in that race after running hard in the Sunland Derby. He could have a return to form on Saturday. Both Bourbon War and Laughing Fox are stone cold closers. If the pace is hot up front, both could sneak into the trifecta.

Superfecta Picks

  • First: Alwaysmining
  • Second: Owendale, Improbable
  • Third: Owendale, Improbable, War of Will, Win Win Win
  • Fourth: : Owendale, Improbable, War of Will, Win Win Win Anothertweistafate, Signalman, Bourbon War, Laughing Fox, Bodesexpress, Warrior’s Charge

The fourth slot in the superfecta is an All. The key to hit the super will be in the first three slots. We can’t use too many horses in any of the first three slots or the super becomes way too costly.

Either Owendale or Improbable finishing second is the key to hitting the 2019 Preakness Stakes superfecta. Missing out on a super with your key horse, if Alwaysmining doesn’t win, can be expected. That just means we had the wrong key horse. But, failing to get the second horse home in the super often makes or breaks you.

With that being written this superfecta ticket could definitely hit. The Preakness often runs close to form, which means horses like Alwaysmining, Improbable, and War of Will should hit the board.