Preakness Stakes Odds 2015
There may be a couple of late editions to the Preakness Stakes field, but they will probably inconsequential with the likes of American Pharoah, Dortmund, Firing Line and Carpe Diem all vying for the blanket of Black-Eyed Susans on Saturday. Opening Preakness Stakes Odds 2015 from Bovada.lv like Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah to capture a sixth consecutive win this weekend, favoring the colt at 5 to 6 to finish first in the second leg of the Triple Crown Series.
While American Pharoah, which won the Kentucky Derby as a 13 to 5 favorite, is the clear-cut Preakness Stakes for bettors and bookmakers alike, he will have some stiff competition in Saturday’s race.
Firing Line and Dortmund proved themselves worthy rivals to the colt at Churchill Downs and both challenged American Pharoah down the stretch before he pulled away to win the race by a length.
Firing Line, who has never finished worse than second in six career starts, is drawing a 5 to 1 Preakness Stakes line.
Veteran jockey Gary Stevens, who nearly guided Firing Line to a Derby upset, feels like he has a shot to spoil Pharoah’s Triple Crown chances.
“Hopefully we can turn the tables on American Pharoah, the same we did Dortmund,” Stevens said.
Heading into the Derby, Firing Line had finished second to Dortmund in both the Los Alamitos Futurity and the Robert B. Lewis Stakes.
Dortmund is a third pick to win the “Run for the Black-Eyed Susans” at 11 to 2 horse racing odds. The colt was unbeaten in six starts heading into the Kentucky Derby. Dortmund, like American Pharoah, is trained by five-time Preakness Stakes winner Bob Baffert.
Baffert had no qualms about pitting the two colts against one another in the Derby and he feels the same about the Preakness.
“With Pharoah, if you’re going to be a Triple Crown-winner, you have to be a great horse to win it,” Baffert said. “So he’s going to have to beat his stablemate. He’s got to beat Firing Line and probably some other horses in there.”
Preakness Stakes Odds 2015: Racing Odds Provided by Bovada.lv
American Pharoah 5/6
Firing Line 5/1
Competitive Edge 14/1
Carpe Diem 18/1
Danzing Moon 25/1
Divining Rod 25/1
Grand Bili 50/1
Tale of Verve 50/1