Betting on the Preakness NewcomersNoah Williams
While betting on the Kentucky Derby winner is the most popular bet in the Preakness Stakes, newcomers who were absent from the Derby have more than made their mark in recent years. None have won, but is there a Preakness noob this year that you should bet on?
2017 Preakness Stakes Morning Line Odds
|PP||Horse||Morning Line Odds|
|7||Term of Art||30-1|
|9||Lookin at Lee||10-1|
|10||Conquest Mo Money||15-1|
Just last year, Preakness newcomer, Cherry Wine finished second behind 3/1 pick Exaggerator and in front of Derby winner and third-place finisher Nyquist (3/5) while offering a huge return as a 17/1 pick.
Here’s a look at the top 2017 newcomers that you can bet on to win the Preakness Stakes.
What: 2017 Preakness Stakes
When: May 20, 2017
Post Time: 6:45 PM ET
Where: Baltimore, Maryland
Track: Pimlico Race Course
Stream: NBC Sports Live
2-Cloud Computing 12/1
Cloud computing has the fewest starts of any horse in the Preakness field, but he’s finished in the money in each of his three starts, most recently finishing third in the Wood Memorial. Four-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Javier Castellano will ride Cloud computing, so he could have a chance!
10-Conquest Mo Money 15/1
Believe it or not, Conquest Mo Money was purchased for a measly $8,500 in November., but he has the look of a newcomer that could do some real damage at Pimlico after recording three wins and a pair of second-place finishes in five starts this year. Jockey Jorge Carreno will ride Conquest Mo Money in the Preakness for owner Miguel L. Hernandez. Carreno has recorded 19 wins, 14-second place finishes and 18 third place finishes in 149 starts this year.
Multiplier will be running the Preakness from the rail but he could have a better shot to pull off the upset than you think after finding the winner’s circle twice in four starts this year. More importantly, Multiplier has gotten better with each successive race and comes into the Preakness off of consecutive wins in his third Maiden Special Weight race in March before bagging the Illinois Derby win in April.
8-Senior Investment 30/1
Senior Investment will run the Preakness out of post No. 8 and looks like he’s capable of pulling off something of an upset after winning twice in four starts this year. Senior Investment finished seventh in an Allowance Optional Claiming in January but bounced back to win his second Allowance Optional Claiming less than a month later. Senior Investment comes into the Preakness off a nice win in the Lexington Stakes in April.
7-Term of Art 30/1
Analysis: Term of Art will run the Preakness out of post No. 7, but he’s also the only mount that looks like he doesn’t have a real shot at winning the Preakness Stakes after finishing in the money just once in four starts this year. Term of Art got his year started off by finishing fifth at the Sham Stakes in January before finishing fourth at the Robert B. Lewis Stakes one month later. The thoroughbred also finished third in the San Felipe Stakes in March and comes into the Preakness off an uninspiring seventh place finish in the Santa Anita Derby in April.