2018 Preakness Stakes Trifecta Picks

2018 Preakness Stakes Trifecta Pick

If you are looking to make some serious cash on the 2018 Preakness, then a winning trifecta bet will do just the trick. I have looked over the eight-horse field and have made my Preakness trifecta picks. Happy hunting!

2018 Preakness Stakes Trifecta Pick

What: 143rd Preakness Stakes
Where: Pimlico Race Course | Baltimore, MD
When: Saturday, May 19th, 2018
Post Time: 6:20 p.m. ET
TV Coverage: 5-7:15 p.m. ET
Watch: NBC
Stream: NBC Sports Live

2018 Preakness Odds with Post Positions

  1. Quip +2000
  2. Lone Sailor +3000
  3. Sporting Chance +4000
  4. Diamond King +3000
  5. Good Magic +350
  6. Tenfold +4000
  7. Justify -230
  8. Bravazo +2800

Preakness Key Horse: Justify -230

The key to the trifecta isn’t to leave Justify out of the win slot. Justify could win the Triple Crown this year. Also, trainer Bob Baffert has never lost the Preakness with a horse that won the Kentucky Derby. There’s just too many signs that Justify is the real deal.

The key to a nice trifecta payout isn’t leaving Justify off the ticket. The real key is to leave Good Magic, the second choice, out of the trifecta all together.

Second Place Preakness Trifecta Pick

Quip +2000

The Tampa Bay Derby win was impressive. Not only that, but there’s a good chance he’s become a better racehorse now than he was finishing second to Magnum Moon in the Arkansas Derby. If he is, and Good Magic is too tired to hit the board, Quip becomes the horse to finish second to Justify in the tri.

Diamond King +3000

One thing about Diamond King’s last race, a win, is that it was his first start since Feb. 3. Trainer John Servis had kept Diamond King on the bench since he bombed in the Grade 3 Swale at 7 furlongs. The fact that Diamond King beat Noble Commander and held off a horse like Holland Park at 1 1/8 miles in his first race off a layoff means that he’ll have a shot to finish second to the brilliant Justify.

Third Place Preakness Trifecta Pick

** Also using Quip and Diamond King

  • Bravazo +2800
  • Sporting Chance +4000
  • Tenfold +4000
  • Lone Sailor +3000

I’m using every horse in the race to finish third save for Good Magic (pictured). The key for my trifecta on Saturday is for Good Magic to finish out of the money. If that happens, the tri could pay handsomely even after Justify wins the race.

The reason is because at +350, Good Magic should garner plenty of attention in the trifecta pools. Just by leaving him out of the top 3 all together should increase the trifecta payout.