Have an insider tip on the which two horses will finish first in the 2015 Preakness Stakes? Then you need to exacta your bet with your 2015 Preakness Stakes picks.
In an exacta bet you must successfully pick the first TWO horses to cross the finish line in order and now without further adieu here are my 2015 Preakness Stakes exacta betting picks.
2015 Preakness Stakes Exacta Picks
Key Horse: 2-Dortmund, 7/2
The Kentucky Derby was Dortmund’s first race where he didn’t win. Dortmund went into the Derby riding a 6 race winning streak. In 4 of those races, including his last 3 going up to the Run for the Roses, Dortmund had taken the lead shortly after the gates opened. This includes Dortmund taking the lead in the Santa Anita Derby after stumbling and recovering once the gates opened. He’s a gigantic horse that should be okay after flattening out in the stretch of the Kentucky Derby. One thing Dortmund has going for him is that he’ll likely get the lead in the Preakness Stakes. If nobody goes with him, he could steal it. Even if somebody goes with him, because the Preakness is at a shorter distance than the Derby, Dortmund should be able to hang on for second.
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1-American Pharoah, 4/5
The Derby winner has every right to win the Preakness Stakes. Even though his off odds are going to be somewhere around 3/5, it’s difficult to leave him out of the exacta. The Kentucky Derby win probably didn’t take enough out of him to leave him off and, if anything, putting him in the exacta should win you your money back.
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— Rick Snider (@Snide_Remarks) May 15, 2015
8-Firing Line, 4/1
The second place finisher in the Kentucky Derby might be good enough to set up a serious battle, like the one in the Bob and Beverly Lewis earlier this year, with Dortmund in the stretch. If American Pharoah doesn’t show his best, Firing Line could be the winner by passing Dortmund like he did in the Kentucky Derby. If anything, he should be right there to pressure both American Pharoah and Dortmund in the stretch.
Who is the biggest threat to American Pharoah in the Preakness? RT = Firing Line FAV = Dortmund REPLY = Other pic.twitter.com/lhpiXfB4B6
— TVG Preakness 2015 (@TVG) May 14, 2015
7-Divining Rod, 12-1
This is one talented horse that is putting everything together at the right time. Divining Rod won the Lexington Stakes by sitting behind the speed, pulling out, and then running past the leaders. He’s going to have to be much faster on May 16 in the Preakness than he was in the Lexington Stakes, but he might be in the perfect position if Dortmund, American Pharoah and Firing Line are fighting each other on the front end.
— Eric Crawford (@ericcrawford) May 15, 2015
2015 Preakness Stakes Betting Odds
Post time: 6:18 p.m. Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Purse: $1.5 million. Distance: 1 3/16 miles. TV: NBC. Radio: ESPN 680 in Louisville.
post position. horse (weight) jockey/trainer odds
1. American Pharoah (126) Espinoza/Baffert 4-5
2. Dortmund (126) Garcia/Baffert 7-2
3. Mr. Z (126) Nakatani/Lukas 20-1
4. Danzig Moon (126) Leparoux/Casse 15-1
5. Tale of Verve (126) Rosario/Stewart 30-1
6. Bodhisattva (126) McCarthy/Corrales 20-1
7. Divining Rod (126) Castellano/Delcaour 12-1
8. Firing Line (126) Stevens/Callaghan 4-1