Fashion this week has been about Bob Baffert rather than the 2021 Preakness Stakes itself. And with plenty of good reason. Medina Spirit’s failed drug test put the Preakness Field in doubt. Baffert spent the week counterpunching against charges of being a cheater. However, the Hall of Fame trainer and two-time Triple Crown champion will enter both of his horses. Subsequently, Baffert’s two entries are favorites with the 2021 Preakness Stakes Odds. Hence, Wise Guys are looking down the card for potentially better prices on equal horses. Still in doubt is if Medina Spirit will remain Kentucky Derby champion.
2021 Preakness Stakes – Post Positions and Final Pick
|Date:||Saturday, May 15, 2021|
|Location:||Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland|
2021 Preakness Stakes CashBet Odds
|Keep Me in Mind||15/1|
|France Go De Ina||20/1|
Post Position 1 – Ram 30/1
Trainer D. Wayne Lucas loves Pimlico. In fact, he says he much prefers it to the Kentucky Derby. Lucas loves the more relaxed and fun atmosphere at Pimlico. He has five career sportsbook odds wins at the Preakness. His longshot entry Ram has two career wins. Ram is stepping up to his first graded race on Saturday.
Post Position 2 – Keepmeinmind 15/1
Keepmeinmind scored a win at the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club. Following that, he gained plenty of 2021 Preakness Stakes betting attention. But, also, a lot of overlay losses.
Post Position 3 – Medina Spirit 9/5
Following a week of controversy, Medina Spirit remains where he started. He is the favorite of gamblers for Saturday. What gets lost in the noise is that Medina Spirit was a surprise winner on Derby Day. As a result, there are legitimate questions about just how good he actually is.
Post Position 4 – Crowded Trade 10/1
Of great concern is that Crowded Trade failed to win his two previous graded stakes runs. But trainer Chad Brown did win the 2017 Preakness Stakes.
Post Position 5 – Midnight Bourbon 5/1
Steve Asmussen has two careers Preakness Stakes wins. His success at Pimlico makes him a consistent favorite with the Preakness Stakes Odds. Midnight Bourbon had bad luck and a lot of interference at the Kentucky Derby. Still, Sharps like his price and ability.
Post Position 6 – Rombauer 12/1
Overall, Rombauer is an inconsistent horse with a bizarre resume of different types of races. Most important of all for some gamblers was his win at the El Camino Real Derby.
Post Position 7 – France Go De Ina 20/1
France Go De Ina will have the 2021 Preakness Stakes wagering advantage of being well-rested. Consider his last run in March at the Grade 2 UAE Derby. Wise Guys kike that he is Kentucky-bred and ridden by jockey Joel Rosario.
Post Position 8 – Unbridled Honor 15/1
Although he has won the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes, trainer Todd Pletcher is winless at the Preakness. Some horseplayers have mentioned Unbridled Honor as a potential gem. Last time out was a second-place finish at the Grade 3 Lexington.
Post Position 9 – Risk Taking 15/1
Originally, Risk-Taking was touted as a potential Kentucky Derby winner. He flopped at the prestigious Grade 2 Wood Memorial to lose that moniker. But his win at the Grade 3 Withers has handicappers contemplating a move.
Post Position 10 – Concert Tour 5/2
At the beginning of his career, Concert Tour scored Grade 2 wins at the San Vicente and Rebel. But he lost steam and faded at the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby.
2021 Preakness Stakes CashBet Odds Free Picks
Bob Baffert is taking an understandably low profile for Saturday’s race. Yet his success at the Preakness can’t be denied. Previously five of his six Kentucky Derby winners beat the Preakness Stakes Odds.
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