Preakness wagering this year includes a field in which nearly any horse can beat the Preakness odds. General Quarters is just the type of horse that can go all the way to the Preakness wagering winner’s circle.
Although General Quarters finished tenth in the Kentucky Derby, trainer Tom McCarthy remains upbeat about the horse’s chances against the Preakness odds. General Quarters won the Blue Grass Stakes earlier this year for his Preakness wagering credentials. General Quarters will be ridden by Julien Leparoux.
Friesan Fire was another favorite at the Kentucky Derby as he went off at 7/2 odds before finishing a disappointing 18th. Friesan Fire still carries a lot of Preakness wagering respect, however, as he is the Louisiana Derby winner that could make for a dangerous and classic “beaten favorite” horse for Preakness wagering action.
Friesan Fire will be ridden by Gabriel Saez. Flying Private is the Preakness wagering entry of hall of fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Flying Private finished 19th in the Kentucky Derby but Lucas believes this horse is far better than that race would indicate and believes he can beat the Preakness wagering board with his horse.
Fresh runners for Preakness wagering will include Big Drama, Terrain Rider, Hull, and Take the Points. Only three Preakness winners in the past 25 years have won without having run first in the Kentucky Derby. Kentucky Oaks winner Rachael Alexandra is another possibility.
Big Drama was the Swale Stakes winner, (only to be disqualified for interference down the stretch), and will be ridden by John Velazquez. Trainer David Fawkes will have this horse ready and big value could be part of the package for bargain hunting gamblers.
Take The Points skipped the Derby in order to prepare for the Preakness. Take The Points finished fourth in the Santa Anita Derby and will be ridden by Edgar Prado. Hull was an impressive winner of the Derby Trial on April 25 and will be mounted by Miguel Mena.
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