Mage is betting sites’ favorite for this year’s 148th running of “The Run For The Black Eyed Susans” after
he won the first leg of the Triple Crown at the start of May. The race will take place at Pimlico Racetrack.
This is one of the most iconic sports arenas in the United States of America.
It was also the home to the legendary match race back in 1938 between Sea Biscuit and War Admiral. Thousands invaded the infield to have a look at the people’s horse.
Odds To Win The Preakness Stakes by BetOnline
|Red Route One||+1400|
|Chase The Chaos||+4000|
Mage +200 (2/1) – Won The Kentucky Derby
The awesome winner of the Kentucky Derby, Mage might not benefit from the minor cutback in distance,
but then that could be said of several other of these horses. His form prior to the Kentucky Derby was
solid, and he deserves to be a favorite at the best online sportsbooks.
Mage did come from off the speed in the Kentucky Derby. That means he is not inflexible when it comes
to race strategy. He ouhgt to be one of those that will be stalking the speed.
First Mission +240 (12/5) – Won The Stonestreet Lexington Stakes
First Mission is the most exposed in this here race. He is clearly trending upwards after he won the
Stonestreet Lexington Stakes last time. He goes for the strong trainer-jockey tandem of Brad Cox and
Luis Saez. He was unbelievably game in his last race. Cox has been quoted following the Lexington as saying: “The five-week timing to the Preakness is ideal.
He has a lot of talent and we’ve liked him for a while. We always thought he’d be a horse who could get around two turns or be his best at two turns. I thought that was an impressive effort for a horse that has run only three times.”
Blazing Sevens +1200 (12/1) Finished in 3rd place In The Blue Grass Stakes
Blazing Sevens did not race in the Kentucky Derby because he missed the cut, but he has secured a spot
in the 2023 Preakness Stakes. He is going to come here as a fresh horse following a brief layoff.
That should work to his favor.
His mid-pack style of running is well-suited to the requirements of the Pimlico racetrack. We thought that his run in the Blue Grass Stakes should set him up nicely for this race. He will enjoy the distance of a mile and 3/16.
Disarm +800 (8/1) Finished in 4th Place In The Kentucky Derby
Disarm went on to run an amazing race in the Kentucky Derby. He would finish in fourth place behind Mage (as well as Two Phils and Angel of Empire). He is another horse that likes to make a run from mid-
pack. He likes to run right to the wire, and he often finishing his races with a very strong finish.
Should he be able to stalk the probable pace from Confidence Game, then he will have a solid opportunity to hit the board. He may well turn around the form along with Mage. He is going to be a late closer in this race.
Confidence Game +1200 (12/1) Finished in 10th place In The Kentucky Derby
Following a tough go (he finished in 10th place) in the Kentucky Derby, trainer Keith Desormeaux has
intoned the proverbial mea culpa for the piss-poor performance. “We sharpened him up,”
“We didn’t necessarily train for speed, but I had him aggressive in his work and he ran that way. Is that a jockey error? No, it’s a trainer error, but with that being said my jock needs to be more aware of how fast he’s going.” It has yet to be seen whether Desormeaux is right. It is worth noting that he has been well bet by some savvy betting sites’ handicappers after the Kentucky Derby.
2023 Preakness Stakes Pick
Disarm finished in fourth place behind Mage (and two other horses that won’t be at Pimlico) in the Kentucky Derby. He may not have come out victorious in the Derby (well, actually he definitely didn’t), but he would have finished a lot closer if it hadn’t been for some traffic problems on the far turn and within the homestretch. He was close all the way to the wire and in this field which is smaller, he will be less likely to experience traffic issues.