The 2021 Preakness Stakes will get underway this night, placing the second jewel of the horse racing Triple Crown up for grabs.
Here is every thing it’s essential know to benefit from the thrilling race that was preceded by the Kentucky Derby and leads into the Belmont Stakes.
When does Preakness begin?
The Preakness Stakes 2021 is ready to run on Saturday, May 15 with an approximate put up time of 6:50 p.m. ET.
How can I watch the Preakness?
TV protection for the 2021 Preakness begins at 5 p.m. ET on NBC. The occasion may also be reside streamed on NBCSports.com/reside and on the NBC Sports app.
What are the Preakness Stakes Odds?
See the desk under to search out your entire discipline at Pimlico Downs, together with the put up place, newest odds, coach and jockey data for every horse:
Preakness Stakes 2021 Odds, Field
Post Position, Horse (Morning Line), Trainer/Jockey
1. Ram (30-1), D. Wayne Lukas / Ricardo Santana
2. Keepmeinmind (15-1), Robertino Diodoro / David Cohen
three. Medina Spirit (9-5), Bob Baffert / John Velazquez
four. Crowded Trade (10-1), Chad C. Brown / Javier Castellano
5. Midnight Bourbon (5-1), Steven M. Asmussen / Irad Ortiz Jr.
6. Rombauer (12-1), Michael W. McCarthy / Flavien Prat
7. France Go De Ina (20-1), Hideyuki Mori / Joel Rosario
eight. Unbridled Honor (15-1), Todd A. Pletcher / Luis Saez
9. Risk Taking (15-1), Chad C. Brown / Jose Ortiz
10. Concert Tour (5-2), Bob Baffert / Mike Smith
Preakness Odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook
Who ought to I decide to win the Preakness?
Watch the video under to get skilled Preakness picks and predictions from the Action Network’s Sean Zerillo and Mike Conti:
The 2021 Preakness can have some controversy surrounding it, as Medina Spirit shall be one of many 10 contenders within the discipline at Pimlico. The Kentucky Derby winner made headlines final week when it was revealed that the horse examined optimistic for a corticosteroid following his victory. The Bob Baffert-trained colt shall be underneath heavy scrutiny and has confronted extra testing main as much as the race.
Despite this, Medina Spirit remains to be the favourite to hit the winner’s circle on the Preakness. Assistant coach Jimmy Barnes mentioned the horse is nicely rested and received’t be hindered by his efficiency at Churchill Downs a fortnight in the past (through PaulickReport.com):
“It was nothing for him. He came out of the other race so well and seemed to be fresh and happy. He’s been fresh and happy the whole time we’ve been here. We’ve had had good weather. We’ve had cool weather and that helps a lot. When you get that extreme heat it tends to knock you all out.”
As 9-5 favourite on the morning line, Medina Spirit is barely barely forward of Concert Tour at 5-2. Concert Tour is one other participant that has been skilled by Baffert, having received a pair of graded stakes with out failing any drug assessments.
Concert Tour was as soon as one of many extra promising horses going into his three-year previous season, however he had a disappointing displaying in his final race. The colt ran his first first Grade I race on the Arkansas Derby and completed third, ending his streak of three consecutive wins to start out his profession. He hasn’t been seen since then, getting greater than a month of relaxation earlier than the Preakness.
AP Sports reported that each of Baffert’s entries have formally been cleared to run within the Preakness:
There is a little bit of a drop off after these two favorites, though Midnight Bourbon has respectable odds at 5-1. The horse made a late push on the Kentucky Derby, surging from behind however finally failed to shut the hole and completed sixth.
The colt was the very best finisher at Churchill Downs planning to compete at Preakness. Trainer Steve Asmussen believes the brief turnaround will give Midnight Bourbon a bonus this night. When discussing the gaps between the New Orleans Derby—the place Midnight Bourbon positioned second—and the Kentucky Derby, he mentioned the next (through HorseRacingNation.com):
“With the spacing of his races previously, absolutely. It is only two weeks (from the Derby), but you’re backing up in distance…Midnight Bourbon was very consistent coming into the Derby. He wasn’t exactly in position to run his best race that day, by the break, traffic, different reasons.”
It would hardly be a shock to see a horse like Midnight Bourbon defy the percentages tonight. Just about any of the 10 entrants may find yourself adorned with the blanket of black-eyed Susans, however the three favorites stand as a reduce above the remaining.