The 2011 Preakness Stakes betting odds are listed below and Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom is the current favorite at 2-1. The 136th running of the Preakness is this Saturday at Pimlico
in Baltimore, Maryland with television coverage beginning on NBC at 4:30 ET
with a post time of 6:18 ET.1- Astrology (15-1): Probably not talented enough to win the Preakness, but has been in the money in all seven of his starts. A must look for exotic wagering.2- Norman Asbjornson (30-1): Even though each race was an improvement over the last, still has yet to win any stakes race. Very doubtful that his first big win will be at a race like the Preakness.3- King Congie (20-1): Since his debut, his Beyer Rating has improved in each race. Despite the continued improvement, he has not faired well on dirt, which of course is the surface at Pimlico.4- Flashpoint (20-1): A new trainer and overall inexperience for this horse going into Saturday has him one of the first ponies scratched off our list of choices.5- Shackleford (12-1): Up until the eighth pole he was leading the Kentucky Derby before tiring out and ending up in 4th. With a shorter distance at the Preakness he has a great shot to be in the money and possibly pull the upset.6- Sway Away (15-1): A quick horse with one of the top Beyer Speed Figures of the year at 101. The downside is that his speed has yet to equate to a win in any race past five furlongs.7- Midnight Interlude (15-1): Outside of having Bob Baffert as a trainer, we can't back him based on multiple higher quality horses in the field.8- Dance City (12-1): We love this horse in all exotic wagering. Most of his 2nd and 3rd place finishes came to great horses and if you watch his performace at the Arkansas Derby you see why this horse has a great chance on Saturday.9- Mucho Macho Man (6-1): A popular pick at the Kentucky Derby, his experience alone has him listed in most exotic wagers along with some W/P/S money.10- Dialed In (9-2): The Kentucky Derby favorite fell victim to one of the slowest paces in the history of the race. Expect a much better shower on Saturday at the Preakness with a solid shot to win it all.11- Animal Kingdom (2-1): From dog to favorite after a dominating performance at the Kentucky Derby. A great horse coming in with all the momentum, but hard to go crazy with only getting 2-1.12- Isn't He Perfect (30-1): The average rating of the Preakness winner is a 108 Beyer. His highest? 84. Cross him off the list.13- Concealed Identity (30-1): Already racing at Pimlico is a huge plus for a 30-1 horse, but his Beyer history is not even in the same universe it should be for this field.14- Mr. Commons (20-1): Not very impressive against weak competition, difficult to back this horse against a quality field that will be at the Preakness Stakes.Comment below: From long shot to favorite, does Animal Kingdom have a shot at winning the second leg of the Triple Crown?Related content:
Preakness picks and discussions with other bettors [PregameForums.com]
How handicapper turned $104 to $2305 at Derby [PregamePodcasts.com]
Preakness HQ - all free content in one place [PregameForums.com]
Win $10,000 cash picking baseball games. 100% free [Pregame.com Contests]
Preakness Stakes 2011 - Picks and Longshots(more Preakness videos at www.Pregame.tv)Host Marco D'Angelo and Dave Tuley from the Daily Racing Form discuss their picks and longshots for the 2011 Preakness Stakes.