Is There A Derby Runner That Can Win The Preakness

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Is There A Derby Runner That Can Win The Preakness

10 of the last 20 Kentucky Derby winners have gone on to win the Preakness Stakes!

Can Triple Crown hopeful Always Dreaming win the 2017 Preakness Stakes? Or is there another Kentucky Derby runner you should back in the this weekend’s big race? Keep reading to find out.

Betting On Derby Runners To Win The Preakness

What: 2017 Preakness Stakes
When: May 20, 2017
Post Time: 6:45 PM ET
Where: Baltimore, Maryland
Track: Pimlico Race Course
Watch: NBC
Stream: NBC Sports Live

Five of the 20 horses that competed in the Kentucky Derby will be in this year’s Preakness Stakes. However, it should be known that Las Vegas oddsmakers have installed four of those thoroughbreds as the top four favorites to win the Preakness.

Horse Kentucky Derby ML Odds Preakness Stakes ML Odds

Always Dreaming

5-1

4-5

Classic Empire

6-1

3-1

Gunnevera

6-1

15-1

Hence

12-1

20-1

Lookin at Lee

20-1

10-1

Derby winner Always Dreaming is favored again, although his odds are much shorter this time around at almost even money. Always Dreaming will run the Preakness out of the fourth post. After being at 6/1 pick at the derby, No. 2 fave Classic Empire is a 3/1 second favorite out of the fifth post at the Preakness  after finishing fourth in Kentucky.

Gunnevera, was a 6/1 co-favorite at the Kentucky Derby but is now a 15/1 longer shot out of the sixth post at the Preakness after finishing seventh. Hence was a 12/1 pick to win the derby and is now has slightly longer odds as a 20/1 pick at Pimlico out of post No. 3.

Lookin at Lee was a middle-of-pack kind of pick at the Kentucky Derby at a robust 20/1 but is now one of the top favorites to win the Preakness at 10/1 despite starting on the outside out of the ninth post.

Clearly, the Las Vegas oddsmakers aren’t worried about any of the top four favorites suffering from fatigue between the short, two-week break between the first two legs of the Triple Crown. However, if you like the thoroughbreds that will enter the Preakness a lot fresher than the five horses that raced in the Derby and will double up at Pimlico, then there are a bunch of good choices. Happy hunting!

2017 Preakness Stakes Morning Line Odds

PP Horse Morning Line Odds
1 Multiplier 30-1
2 Cloud Computing 12-1
3 Hence 20-1
4 Always Dreaming 4-5
5 Classic Empire 3-1
6 Gunnevera 15-1
7 Term of Art 30-1
8 Senior Investment 30-1
9 Lookin at Lee 10-1
10 Conquest Mo Money 15-1