Post-Kentucky Derby Odds and Results and a Preview of the Preakness Stakes
After a rough race at the Kentucky Derby 2013 some days ago, the focus of the horse-racing followers has moved to the second race of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, which will take place on Saturday, May 18.
However, we have to mention that during the Kentucky Derby many of the odds and bets favorites didn’t arrive as desire for the horse followers. For example, at the Kentucky Derby so possible betting odds showed Orb as a 6 to 1 favorite, while second place Golden Soul was 34 to 1; followed by Revolutionary (5/1) that came in third and Normandy Invasion (8/1) in fourth place.
Now looking ahead to the second leg of the Triple Crown, the odds and favorites are different now. However, since the field at Pimlico Race Course is limited to just 14 competitors, there is going to be some rigid competition for the first three places.
Contenders will be determined by strict measures and conditions, largely based on lifetime earnings at ranked stakes, non-restricted stakes and all races participated. Nevertheless, despite their proper conditions some owners and trainers will decide if they want their horses to participate at Preakness. Some others depending on what will happen between today and the day of the race some horses will not race due to unexpected barriers, such injury or any other conditions.
Nevertheless, assuming that Orb will be in great shape during these days, some are predicting that Orb will be the favorites to win Baltimore in two weeks and will attempt to position himself for a place at the Belmont Stakes in June.
However, just because winner horse Orb is likely to be the favorite, it doesn’t mean he will surely win at Pimlico. There will be some great contenders, both familiar from the Derby and new ones, looking to play and win the prize.
Let’s take a look at the 14 possible horses that are likely to participate at the 2013 Preakness Stakes and some premature, unofficial odds for their probabilities of winning.
Lines of Battle 30-1 / Ryan Moore
Goldencents 5-1 / Kevin Krigger
Overanalyze 10-1 / Rafael Bejarano
Orb 3-5/ Joel Rosario
Verrazano 7-1 / John R. Velazquez
Revolutionary 5-1 / Calvin Borel
Mylute 20-1 / Rosie Napravnik
Itsmyluckyday 8-1 / Elvis Trujillo
Departing 15-1 / N/A
Bern Identity 12-1 / N/A
Normandy Invasion 30-1/ Javier Castellano
Vyjack 25-1 / Garrett Gomez
Governor Charlie 10-1/ N/A
Golden Soul 8-1 Robby Albarado
If the pre-race odds all go off without a glitch, though, Orb has the strength and speed to be a serious contender to win the second race of the Triple Crown; however is too soon to tell. For now, horse followers analyze your options and decide for their favorites as the time past until May 18th.
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