Preakness wagering will also feature a wide open field with several legitimate contenders to beat the Preakness odds this year. The Preakness wagering field begins, of course, with Mine That Bird; the 50/1 long shot that took the Kentucky Derby for the first jewel of the Triple Crown.
While Mine That Bird will not be a favorite on the Preakness odds board the horse will still be a leading contender and the sentimental favorite of many Preakness wagering fans who love an underdog and would also love to see a Triple Crown winner after three decades without one.
Respected Calvin Borel will get the mount after a great ride at the Kentucky Derby. Pioneer of the Nile enters Preakness wagering as a dangerous beaten favorite from the Kentucky Derby.
Pioneer of the Nile seemed to be on his way to Preakness wagering as the Kentucky Derby winner before Mine That Bird shot up the rail to steal the blanket of roses going away. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Garrett Gomez make for a great Preakness wagering team.
Pioneer of the Nile won the prestigious Santa Anita Derby earlier this year. Musket Man was one of the surprise horses in the Kentucky Derby and that will no longer be the case for Preakness wagering as Musket Man is now a respected horse that will get more than his share of gambling activity in Baltimore.
Musket Man finished third in the Kentucky Derby and enters Preakness wagering with jockey Eibar Coa. Musket Man was overlooked by gamblers and experts who should have known better as this horse has been a consistent winner throughout his career. Musket Man was the Illinois Derby winner.
Papa Clem was the Arkansas Derby winner and finished fourth at the Kentucky Derby. Papa Clem comes from a great racing family and will be ridden by Rafael Bejarano. Papa Clem has been given light workouts by trainer Gary Stute as he wants to save the horse’s endurance.
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