Preakness Stakes Props – Savor the Possibilities at BetOnline
What is one of the best things about wagering on horse racing at an online sportsbook?
You have betting options that you just can’t get at the racetrack itself.
BetOnline knows this, and that’s why they gives horse players and sports bettors a full menu.
Look at it like something of a “buffet.”
Let’s take a look at some of the special props that are going to be available for the Preakness Stakes. It takes place on Saturday (6:48 PM ET post time) at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
Here’s one where you can bet on which horse will cross the finish line first among a group:
Best Finishing Position?
Rombauer is the one horse that would really like to be able to come down the homestretch strong, but he will probably need for this race to be run in a certain way that just might not happen unless Medina Spirit and Concert Tour really go at each other early on, which isn’t likely.
To an extent, Risk Taking is an unknown quantity, and let’s keep in mind that Chad Brown is both his trainer and that of Crowded Trade, who has been involved in quite a lot in only three starts. People talk about how the Wood Memorial wasn’t run at such a fast pace, but Crowded Trade was way back and made up ground with a nice closing rush, but fell a little short as Bourbonic ran by his opponents like they were standing still.
At these prices, I think the best value is coming with Crowded Trade.
Bob Baffert to Train the Winner?
Well, if you are looking at this as a proposition where either of Baffert’s horses can win, you are much closer to the so-called “true” odds here with the “Yes” part of it, as opposed to the “No.” So I guess if you are looking for the value, perhaps that answers it.
Gate to Wire Winner?
This BetOnline prop is interesting. That’s because the two favorites – Medina Spirit and Concert Tour – are expected to go out to the lead, and have a history of seeking to get out front. It’s not that they will be at each other’s throats. Bob Baffert wouldn’t allow that. But there are a lot of wise handicappers – at least the ones I know – who believe these are clearly the two best horses in the race.
If you also believe in those two, you’d have to be looking at a gate-to-wire effort as a possibility.
Baffert’s other horse
Not only is Medina Spirit in the field, so is Concert Tour. And a lot of people like him too. His sire is Street Sense, the 2007 Kentucky Derby winner. Yet Concert Tour bypassed the Derby at the insistence of owner Gary West (who also owned Maximum Security). You know he is not doing that so he can run second best. And he is a well-rested horse right now, having last raced on April 10 in the Arkansas Derby.
Here’s another intriguing one:
Preakness Stakes – To Finish Last odds posted by BetOnline:
|7 France Go de Ina||+425|
|8 Unbridled Honor||+500|
|4 Crowded Trade||+850|
|9 Risk Taking||+850|
|5 Midnight Bourbon||+1600|
|10 Concert Tour||+2000|
|3 Medina Spirit||+2200|
I don’t know if this helps, but Ram (+375 in this proposition) has won his last two races. But they were a maiden race and an allowance race. It took Ram, who is actually a son of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, eight tries to break maiden. And Unbridled Honor is low in the field with just $78,550 in career earnings.
There are also head-to-head matchups offered. And if you’re good at this kind of thing, you can win some extra money in one of BetOnline’s contests (details below).
Here is an example of one of the matchup bets:
Rombauer has been on three different surfaces already in his career. He won as a turf horse, and then on a synthetic surface. He hasn’t won yet on dirt. His trainer, Michael McCarthy, is putting his first horse in the Preakness. Crowded Trade, as we mentioned, has more quality. And Chad Brown not only has Preakness experience, he won it in 2017 with Cloud Computing.
Enter the $10,000 Preakness Stakes Matchups Contest and win a piece of the $10K prize. Just hit the head-to-head matchups and you’re all the way home!…… And don’t forget there are a host of props available in the BetOnline sportsbook, and of course dynamic action in the racebook…… You need to bet at least $10 in real-money wagers on the Preakness, so open an account using every conceivable payment method, including Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies!