2021 Preakness Stakes Top Favorites Betting Odds & Picks (05/15/2021)
The best betting sites apps favor Medina Spirit to win the 2021 Preakness Stakes. This will be the 146th running of the Preakness Stakes. This is a Grade I stakes race. It is for three-year-old Thoroughbreds. It is run at a distance of 1+3⁄16 miles (1.9 km).
This race is one leg of the American Triple Crown. It is held annually at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The Preakness Stakes is usually held on the third Saturday in May. That is two weeks after the Kentucky Derby. The 2021 Preakness is slated for May 15.
Medina Spirit +250
‘Funky Cold’ Medina won the Kentucky Derby, and is the favorite at the best online sportsbooks to win the Preakness. Medina Spirit won his debut in December 2020 at Los Alamitos by three lengths. He then ran second to stablemate Life Is Good in the Grade 3 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita Park in his three-year-old debut.
Many saw that January 2 stakes debut as his top performance leading up to the Kentucky Derby. He finished second by three-quarters of a length to his stablemate who was later sidelined, and was the fastest three-year-old in the U.S.
The 109 Equibase Speed Figure and 99 Beyer Speed Figure he received for the one-mile Sham made that his fastest race on paper heading into the Derby. afterward, Medina Spirit won the Robert B. Lewis Stakes by a neck as a front-runner on Jan. 30 at Santa Anita.
He then came in second, defeated by eight lengths by the previously mentioned Life Is Good. The latter led every step of the way in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita. Medina then finished second by 4 1/4 lengths to front-runner Rock Your World in the Runhappy Santa Anita Derby April 3.
Concert Tour +400
Concert Tour is another fave at the best betting sites. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert stated on Tuesday morning that the time was ripe for Concert Tour to jump onto the Triple Crown gravy train in the 146th Preakness Stakes on May 15 at Pimlico Race Course.
“We figure, this is the race,” Baffert said. “The Derby is run. A lot of horses, they went through a lot to get here. He’s sort of a fresh horse. In the Rebel, he looked so good.” Concert Tour captured the March 13 Rebel at Oaklawn by 4 ¼ lengths.
He was withdrawn from consideration for last Saturday’s Kentucky Derby after he finished third as the 3-10 favorite in the Arkansas Derby on April 10. Baffert made the call to save the son of Street Sense for the Preakness instead.
He confirmed this week that the colt will compete in the second leg of the Triple Crown. Concert Tour is slated to clash with stablemate Medina Spirit. Medina gave Baffert his record seventh Kentucky Derby win with a front-running win at Churchill Downs. Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will ride Concert Tour for the first time at Pimlico.
Hot Rod Charlie +550
Hot Rod Charlie, who finished the Kentucky Derby third, is yet another favorite at the best betting sites, such as My Bookie, even though he may skip the race altogether. “Bill Strauss and I discussed in on the race track with [trainer] Doug O’Neill,” said Greg Helm. “We all agreed it is better conditioning for the horse to take a break since there isn’t an opportunity to win the Triple Crown. Had Charlie won the Kentucky Derby, we certainly would have gone to Preakness. But this gives us a great opportunity to train him and get him ready for the Belmont.”
Odds To Win 146th Preakness 2021 Odds
|Hot Rod Charlie||+700|
|Rock Your World||+1200|
|Get Her Number||+2200|
|France Go De Ina||+5500|