Animal Kingdom opened as the morning line favorite at Pimlico Race Course, but it’s clearly a three horse race at the betting windows. In the latest odds, Animal Kingdom has slipped a bit, from 2/1 to 3/1, but still holds the best chance at the windows. But it’s close, and two familiar faces are right there with Animal Kingdom in the updated odds.
Dialed In, the morning line favorite at the Kentucky Derby, is at 7/2, just a fraction of a point behind Animal Kingdom. At the Derby, Dialed In was the heavy favorite, but got stuck behind the field and finished a disappointing eighth. He’s better than his run at Churchill Downs, but will it show in the Preakness Stakes?
The third of the trio is Mucho Macho Man, who was right there at the wire at Churchill Downs in the Kentucky Derby. His kick was strong and earned him a third-place finish, which bodes well for the Preakness Stakes. In the latest odds, Mucho Macho Man is at 9/2, just behind Dialed In and Animal Kingdom.
If the odds are any indication, these three are the horses to watch as the Preakness Stakes gets underway on Saturday afternoon. You can find more on the race, including the post time and TV information, here.
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