After Authentic, a Derby underdog, knocked over a heavy favorite, Tiz The Law, the Kentucky Derby had successfully redeemed itself from the controversy they faced last year. Despite fans not being allowed to see the live racing, the Churchill Downs might have been full of drama and tension, with the racing intensity being too high.
Now that the Derby has concluded, the Triple Crown Series proceeds to its final stage, the Preakness Stakes. This racing show has the shortest racecourse when compared to the Derby and the Belmont Stakes. However, it features a million-dollar prize at stake. Apart from that, the Preakness Stakes will showcase a maximum of fourteen horses inside the field.
Today, the 2020 Preakness Stakes betting odds and lines are now up for bettors to consider. The colts who participated in the Derby, Belmont, and other significant races are ready to contend for the Black-Eyed Susans. Hence, let’s know the current Preakness Stakes odds ranking a few weeks before the racing game finally begins.
Tiz The Law
After getting the worst starting position at Churchill Downs, leading him to stay behind Authentic, Tiz The Law is still on the top rank for the current Preakness odds. He started his year impressively after being undefeated in the past four races he joined. His streak ended in the Derby as Authentic came more determined to win the title. Although he’s topping the chart, his decision to join the Preakness Stakes stays unlikely.
This Ellis Park Derby hero missed the Derby but is now back to participate in the Preakness Stakes. He places second in the current odds ranking based on his rating and previous performances. Not only that, but he was also a Blue Grass Stakes winner who will give a real challenge to all Preakness Stakes hopefuls.
After Authentic surprised the horse racing community for winning this year’s Kentucky Derby, his odds skyrocketed immediately in the upcoming Preakness Stakes. Because of his victory, Bob Baffert has tied the record of the most number of Derby wins in history. Will he repeat the same performance in the Black-Eyed Susans, or his fate will turn upside down? We’ll see.
King Guillermo was scratched during the Kentucky Derby after withdrawing his bid due to a fever. Today, he joins the Preakness Stakes’ current line-up with a vengeance, where he occupies the fourth spot in the odds ranking. Before deciding to participate in the Derby, he was an Arkansas Derby winner and a runner-up in the Tampa Bay Derby.
Dr Post placed second during the Belmont Stakes but missed the Derby to take a stint in the Jim Dandy Stakes where he ended in fourth place. Today, he is joining the current Preakness Stakes roster and ranks fifth in the odds ranking. After Dr Post ran in the Belmont Stakes, he wrestled at Haskell Stakes and earned third place.
Mr. Big News
Mr. Big News, a third-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, is a sure contender for the Preakness Stakes. He was also one of the underdogs in the Run For The Roses and managed to showcase an impressive speed to place significantly. Before running into the Derby, he was Oaklawn Stakes’ superstar.
Finnick The Fierce
Finnick The Fierce was a third-placer in the Arkansas Derby. Last Kentucky Derby, he was on the final list, but his bid was scratched a day before the competition due to a foot problem. Today, he looks healthier and will proceed to the Preakness Stakes, taking the 7th spot in the odds ranking.
Like Finnick The Fierce and King Guillermo, Thousand Words was disappointed missing the Derby because he reared at the paddock and fell on his side. He gained a minor injury but has now successfully recovered. His trainer, Bob Baffert, is now sending him to participate in the 2020 Preakness Stakes.
Mystic Guide is a possible entrant to the Preakness Stakes. His trainer, Michael Stidham, has sent out a bid after winning the Jim Dandy Stakes last September 5, 2020. Before winning the said title, Mystic Guide was a third-place finisher at the Peter Pan Stakes.
This Uncle Mo’s sire is a current Pegasus Stakes titleholder and will possibly run in the upcoming Preakness Stakes. Pneumatic did not participate in the Kentucky Derby but was a fourth-place finisher during the Belmont Stakes. Apart from that, he also competed at the Matt Winn Stakes and landed at third place.
Now that the Preakness Stakes odds ranking is up, the Pimlico Park starts to take its shape to showcase the best colts in today’s Triple Crown Series. For bettors, this is the best time to study each horse’s betting lines to pick a deserving bet. Make sure to continually check these Preakness Stakes hopefuls lines and odds to wager the right horse and win.