Preakness wagering handicappers looking for a Pletcher horse without the Pletcher price on the Preakness odds board would do well to consider Mission Impazible.
Mission Impazible will enter the Preakness horse racing lineup with a career record of two wins, one place, and two shows in six career starts. He is coming off a disappointing run in the Kentucky Derby in which he finished ninth.
But before anyone handicapping the Preakness Stakes odds writes off Mission Impazible, they would do well to look deeper into his record and background as this is a colt that brings plenty of potential into the starting gate for Saturday.
Mission Impazible is owned by one of the best in Twin Creeks Racing Stables. The jockey is Rajiv Maragh who is in the top ten for wins for the past year and has proven to be able to win Grade 1 races. The pedigree is also excellent as Mission Impazible is by Unbridled’s Song and La Paz with bloodlines to Unbridled.
Mission Impazible built up his Preakness wagering resume with a win in the March 27 Grade 2 Louisiana Derby, which caught the attention of Triple Crown horse racing handicappers before his poor showing in the Kentucky Derby.
The Pletcher factor cannot be over emphasized when it comes to Preakness Stakes betting.
Pletcher has finally won the Kentucky Derby, which was about the only thing missing in his resume, and he is poised to prove himself as the top trainer in the country. Pletcher is a huge Preakness Stakes wagering asset that brings expertise, momentum and a record of success to the race.
Maragh is one of the better jockeys to make a bet on Preakness Stakes action with as he won 236 races last year with a total of over $11 million in purse money. He was an understudy for the famed Angel Cordero, Jr. and he won a total of five Grade 1 races in 2009. He has been one of the top winning jockeys in the New York circuit for the past two years.