2019 Preakness Stakes Betting Preview: Which Longshots Have a Hope?

May 18, 2019 05:30 PM EDT

Tommy Gilligan, USA Today Sports.

  • The 2019 Preakness Stakes takes place on Saturday, May 17 at 6:48 p.m. ET at Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Improbable is the betting favorite to win the race, but BlackJack Fletcher thinks a longshot could contend in a wide-open field.

If we thought the 145th Kentucky Derby was wide open, I don’t know what the term is to describe this year’s Preakness Stakes, which will be without Kentucky Derby winner Country House.

The post time for the Preakness Stakes is 6:48 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 18, with coverage beginning on NBC at 5 p.m. ET.

2019 Preakness Stakes Odds

No. 1: War of Will (4-1)
No. 2: Bourbon War (12-1)
No. 3: Warrior’s Charge (12-1)
No. 4: Improbable (5-2)
No. 5: Owendale (10-1)
No. 6: Market King (30-1)
No. 7: Alwaysmining (8-1)
No. 8: Signalman (30-1)
No. 9: Bodexpress (20-1)
No. 10: Everfast (50-1)
No. 11: Laughing Fox (20-1)
No. 12: Anothertwistafate (6-1)
No. 13: Win Win Win (15-1)

No. 4 Improbable will be the favorite for the Preakness. He is trained by the legendary Bob Baffert and his jockey, Mike Smith, is a Hall of Famer. He is also the most well known horse in this field. Having said that, I don’t know that he likes the classic distances and is certainly a beatable favorite. Let’s see if we can find a horse or two that can topple Baffert’s best pony.

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