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Preakness Stakes Odds Likely to Include Bushwhacked

Preakness Stakes odds will include some newcomers that didn’t race in the Kentucky Derby.

One of those horses in Preakness Stakes betting could be Bushwhacked who is trained by Jonathan Sheppard. The horse could go under the radar in Preakness Stakes odds. Preakness Stakes odds would likely list Bushwhacked at double-digit odds but the horse does have some talent.

The horse finished second in the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland. “I know there will be proven horses there, but he’s fresh and he’s improving,” Sheppard said.  The horse is owned by George Strawbridge’s Augustin Stables.

While the horse may go in Preakness Stakes odds he would be better suited to the Belmont. His dosage index really points to this horse liking a longer distance so it will be interesting to see if he goes in the Belmont.

The field in Preakness Stakes betting normally includes between 8-12 horses.  Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver will be the favorite in Preakness Stakes odds.

Others that could be in the Preakness Stakes wagering field from the Derby include third place finisher Paddy O’Prado, sixth place finisher Lookin at Lucky and eighth place finisher Dublin.

Some horses that didn’t run in the Derby but could be pointed to Preakness Stakes odds are Derby Trial first and second place finishers Hurricane Ike and Aikenite, Florida Derby runner-up Pleasant Prince; Louisiana Derby runner-up A Little Warm, Tampa Bay Derby runner-up Schoolyard Dreams; Robert Lewis winner Caracortado; and Illinois Derby fourth-place finisher Turf Melody.

Although Lookin at Lucky is possible for Preakness Stakes odds, it doesn’t appear trainer Bob Baffert will send his horse. “He’s going to have to be training really well for me to take him to the Preakness,” Baffert said.

Some horses like Kentucky Derby second place finisher Ice Box and fourth place finisher Make Music for Me may skip the Preakness and target the Belmont.  Regardless of how many horses are entered in the Preakness there is little doubt that Derby winner Super Saver will be the favorite on Saturday, May 15th.

Bushwhacked is not a horse that will get a lot of attention in Preakness Stakes odds but he does have some ability and a win in the Preakness is not totally out of the realm of possibility.  Even if he doesn’t go in the Preakness he would be a horse to keep an eye on for the Belmont based on his pedigree.