Last Updated on May 6, 2021
After an incredibly Kentucky Derby, the next race in the Triple Crown is the Preakness Stakes. The second leg of three popular horse races takes place in Baltimore at Pimlico Race Course, and the Derby winner in Medina Spirit looks to win his second straight. The odds for the 2021 Preakness have already been released, which means betting has begun in the second-most popular horse race of the year.
Let’s take a look at the opening odds for the Preakness, a look at Medina Spirit as he goes for two straight wins, some betting picks, and more.
Preakness Stakes Odds 2021
After winning the Kentucky Derby, Medina Spirit is the opening betting favorite to win the Preakness Stakes at +225.
|Horse||Opening Odds to Win Preakness|
|France Go De Ina||+2500|
The opening odds for this race are much closer, as five horses have odds of +800 or better. Right behind Medina Spirit is Concert Tour and Mandaloun, with the second tier of horses beginning with Caddo River and O Besos. Expect Medina Spirit’s odds to climb as he led wire-to-wire at the Kentucky Derby, which bodes well for his run at Pimlico.
Medina Spirit Favored to Win Preakness
With the opening odds being released for the Preakness Stakes, to no one’s surprise the betting favorite is Medina Spirit, who won the Kentucky Derby in impressive wire-to-wire fashion in the 147th Run for the Roses. Here is the full race, which was an incredible one.
Certainly expect bettors to wager heavily on Medina Spirit, so his odds could shift leading up to the post time. With a wire-to-wire victory in the Kentucky Derby, Medina Spirit certainly shows the speed to win the Preakness, which is slightly shorter. The odds for the third leg of the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes will be one that could see different odds.
One thing to note as that both of the big favorites in Hot Rod Charlie and Essential Quality are not running in the Preakness, giving Medina Spirit a bigger edge.
When is the 2021 Preakness?
Here are the details for when and where the 2021 Preakness takes place, time, and TV schedule.
When – Saturday, May 15 at 6:45 PM EST.
Where – Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland.
TV – Watch on NBC Sports.
Betting Picks for the Preakness Stakes 2021
With the race happening next Saturday, there is plenty of time to place your wagers for the 2021 Preakness. The field will likely change, and the odds certainly will too leading up to post. Here are our betting picks for the 2021 Preakness Stakes, at TVG.
- Medina Spirit (+225)
- Mandaloun (+300)
Here are the four steps to take to sign up and get your risk-free bet.
- Sign up HERE at TVG.
- Deposit at least $30 into your account.
- Place a wager on any horse to win the Preakness Stakes.
- Your first wager is risk-free up to $300, courtesy of TVG.
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