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Online Preakness Betting: A Look Outside Of The Favorites

Written by Andrew Scofield   
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 07:21

Preakness Stakes Betting PreviewIf you’re doing some online Preakness betting, the field is broken up into two: four horses who are the favorites, and then there is the rest. If you’re looking to find some value in the second jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown at Pimlico Race Course, here are the five horses to lay a wager on.

Shackleford (+1000): This horse actually led a sizable portion of the Kentucky Derby, and he was battling with Nehro and Mucho Macho Man going into final turn before Animal Kingdom burned them all. Still, Shackleford’s attributes make him attractive for online horse betting players as he is very fast at the beginning of races, but he has to close better. Pimlico is shorter and faster than Churchill Downs, so he may be able to get out to a big lead.

Sway Away (+1500): His sire, Afleet Alex, won the 2005 Preakness and Belmont Stakes, and it was a bit surprising to see him omitted from the field at the Kentucky Derby. Sway Away has had some decent results against strong fields, such as the Arkansas Derby (fourth) and the Rebel Stakes (sixth), and he’ll have 1989 Preakness winner Pat Valenzuela on his back. Online horse betting players will tell you that experience counts, either with the trainer or the jockey.

Dance City (+1500): Speaking of experience, Dance City is trained by Hall of Famer Todd Pletcher, who surprisingly has never won the Preakness Stakes. With Javier Castellano on his back, Dance City rode to a third-place run at the Arkansas Derby, and he hasn’t finished worse than three in four races. The Arkansas Derby was like dipping your toe in the water; look for Dance City to make a big splash at Pimlico.

Midnight Interlude (+1800): A Bob Baffert-trained horse is always going to get a good look in your pay per head sportsbook, but Midnight Interlude looked way off the pace in struggling to a 16th-place finish at Churchill Downs, and he’s a much better horse than that. He showed this with a win in the Santa Anita Derby, so look for Midnight Interlude to make a big push in the Preakness this weekend.

King Congie (+2000): This could be the most intriguing pick of all, and it’s not because of the horse; jockey Robby Albarado was due to ride Animal Kingdom before suffering a broken nose, but he still thought he was good enough to go. Animal Kingdom’s handlers decided against it, so Albarado was replaced by John Velazquez. Now, he will try to beat Animal Kingdom, but Albarado won the 2007 Preakness with Curlin’, and trainer Tom Albertini won it the year before with Bernardini. Don’t count this team out at your favorite betting website.

 
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