Preakness wagering often is reactive with the general public that tends to place too much emphasis on the Derby results, both good and bad, with the Preakness odds.
Everyone that is handicapping Preakness horse racing must realize that the Derby and Preakness are two entirely different races with the Derby being a longer marathon type of event while the Preakness is shorter and more of a sprint at the end.
Dublin is the type of horse that could be well suited for being a potentially strong value with the Preakness Stakes odds. Trained by Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lucas and mounted by Garrett Gomez, Dublin has a career record of two wins, one place, and two shows in nine career starts with career earnings of over $373,000.
The three year old colt will enter Preakness wagering action coming off a disappointing finish in the Kentucky Derby where he finished seventh. Prior to that, however, he had finished in the money in three consecutive races.
Dublin’s run in the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby on April 10 is certain to impress all Preakness Stakes betting fans as he finished third behind Line of David and Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver. Dublin was in the race all the way but simply could not close at the end.
Dublin’s run in the March 13 Grade 2 Rebel Stakes is another impressive part of his Preakness Stakes wagering resume as he finished third behind Lookin at Lucky and Noble’s Promise.
Dublin has one Grade 1 win to encourage those who will bet on Preakness Stakes action on Saturday as he took the September 7 Hopeful beating out Aspire and Aikenite.
The one problem that Dublin has shown in his career is an inability to close well down the stretch but that is not as big of a problem at Pimlico as it is at Churchill Downs. With Lucas as trainer this is a horse that can bring outstanding board value and the potential to knock off Super Saver and the shot at a Triple Crown run.