Are you feeling lucky? Then it’s time to make a whopper of a superfecta bet on the 2015 Preakness Stakes this Saturday. In a superfecta bet you must correctly predict the first four finishers of the race in order.
2015 Preakness Stakes Superfecta Pick
Event: 2015 Preakness Stakes
Date: May. 16, 2015
Start Time: 6:18 PM ET
Location: Pimlico Raceway, Baltimore, Maryland
TV Info: NBC
Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Key Horse In Your 2015 Preakenss Stakes Superfecta Bet
8-Firing Line, 4-1
Firing Line probably could have won the Kentucky Derby. Jockey Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah made the mistake of taking the Bob Baffert trainee wide around both turns. If Firing Line hadn’t thought that the race was over, after he put away Dortmund in the stretch, he might not have been surprised by American Pharoah to his outside. In any case, Firing Line is the best horse to use as the key in the superfecta.
It makes no sense to use one of the long shots as the key horse in the superfecta because investing in the superfecta takes up so much money. American Pharoah is the logical horse to use, but everybody is going to be keying American Pharoah in the superfecta. Using Firing Line makes the most sense because he’s likely to go off as the third choice in the race, definitely no worse than the second choice.
Others Horses To Use In Your Preakness Stakes Superfecta
1-American Pharoah, 4-5
You have to have the Derby winner in your superfecta wager. It makes no sense to leave him off. He’s not necessarily the best horse to key because of his odds, but he’s a must use.
There’s a good chance that Dortmund gets the lead in the Preakness Stakes. If he does, he’ll be much tougher to run down in the Preakness than he was to run down in the Kentucky Derby.
7-Divining Rod, 12-1
You have to love his Lexington Stakes win. He sat behind the speed, pulled out, and then ran past the leaders. His action says that he’s going to love Pimlico’s tight turns. He’s a must use.
4-Danzig Moon, 15-1
The fifth place finish in the Kentucky Derby wasn’t bad at all. He just flattened out in the stretch because his jockey made an early move to try and win the race. If the pace is hot, he could sneak into the trifecta for sure.
He has more experience than any other runner in the Preakness Stakes. Also, he might be improving. The way he ran back on the rail to win the Federico Tesio after being headed was impressive.
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