Preakness Update 5/20/18. Justify is now one win away from the Triple Crown by winning the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes in the mud and in the fog. It’s safe to say, Justify can run on any surface and under any adverse conditions.
Justify officially went off at 2/5 odds and held off a late-charging Bravazo and a game Tenfold to win the Preakness Stakes.
Here were the payouts for the race. Even though Justify won the race at small odds 2/5, Bravazo went off at 15/1 while Tenfold went off at 26-1 which helped nicely with the exotic payouts.
My wagering tactic going into the race was to place a trifecta bet with Justify on top while taking advantage of a few longer priced horses to finish in the second and third positions. As you can see from the results from the race, an investment of $39 (on a $3 trifecta wager) returned $449.90!!!!
Now that Justify conquered the 20 horse field and won the 2018 Kentucky Derby. It’s time to turn our attention to the Preakness Stakes Race 2018.
Look for a whole new field of competitors and only a few leftovers from the Kentucky Derby to challenge the champion Justify in the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes.
The 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes will be held at Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore, MD on Saturday, May 19th. NBC will provide TV coverage from 5-7:15 p.m. ET so be sure to check your local listings for the broadcast.
The Preakness Stakes Race 2018 is the middle jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown. Justify is 1/3 of the way to becoming the next Triple Crown Champion. Can he follow in the footsteps of the last Triple Crown winner, the great American Pharoah who Won 2015?
The possible starters in what could be a short field to challenge the Kentucky Derby Champion Justify might include the following.
- Justify (Winner of the 2018 Kentucky Derby)
- Bravazo (Finished 6th in the Kentucky Derby)
- Sporting Chance
- Ten Fold
- Diamond King
- Good Magic (Finished 2nd in the Kentucky Derby)
- Lone Sailor (Finished 8th in the Kentucky Derby)
Most likely, Justify will go off at very cheap odds but that doesn’t necessarily mean low payouts.
Take a look at the payout results from the 2015 Preakness Stakes when American Pharoah went off at 4/5 odds but still resulted in some nice exotic payouts.
Preakness Stakes Race 2018 Post Positions
Here are the competitors for the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes along with the early morning line odds and Post Positions for the 8 horse field. As expected, Justify is going off at very low odds.
Justify was in Post Position 7 for the Kentucky Derby and won. He drew the same post position for the Preakness Stakes. Will Lucky #7 Post Position be Justify’s position throughout the Triple Crown Races?
We will have to wait and see how he does in the Preakness first before we start talking about the Belmont Stakes on June 9, 2018.
Have you signed up with TVG to wager on horse racing yet? Wait until you see all of the promotions TVG is running especially if you’re a new member sign up.
No more standing in long lines at the track or getting “shut out” and not getting your bet in. Place your wagers right from the comfort of your own home from your computer, smartphone, tablet or any electronic device of your choice.