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Preakness Stakes Odds - Top Contenders

Preakness Stakes odds handicappers will have plenty of good alternatives to Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom when looking over the betting board.

Preakness Stakes odds may even end up with Animal Kingdom as a long shot once again just as he was when he won the Derby as the Preakness Stakes betting field will be strong.

The 136th Preakness Stakes will take place on Saturday from Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland.  Sports Gambling is your ultimate source for the Preakness Stakes so be sure to open your account and have it ready for action today.

Animal Kingdom was the 21-1 winner of the Kentucky Derby in a stunning upset as Shackleford was unable to sustain his lead that he had from the gate all the way to the stretch.  Animal Kingdom was not even supposed to be a horse that ran on dirt and had a last minute substitute jockey in John Velazquez which made the improbable win even more incredible.

With the unique circumstances regarding Animal Kingdom’s win handicappers will be giving the rest of the Preakness Stakes field a good hard look as there will be plenty of Preakness Stakes wagering skepticism regarding the Derby winner’s ability to gain the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown.

Shackleford is confirmed for the Preakness Stakes and the shorter length of the race could make him a highly popular choice since a late fade would be less likely at Pimlico.

Nehro finished 2nd at the Derby and could also prove to be a popular Preakness Stakes handicapping selection.  Nehro has finished in the money in as the place horse in both the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby and the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby.

Mucho Macho Man was the show horse at the Kentucky Derby and was the winner of the Grade 2 Risen Star earlier this year.  With jockey Rajiv Maragh getting the mount this is a horse that could bring outstanding value on the board.

Dialed in was will enter this race as a classic beaten favorite as he was a 5-1 Derby selection that finished a disappointing 8th at Churchill Downs.  The poor showing in the Derby may actually enhance Dialed In’s value with the Preakness Stakes odds as he was the winner of the Grade 1 Florida Derby and has an ace trainer in Nick Zito leading him to the gate.