2019 Preakness Stakes Betting Props

Posted by Derrick Harper on May 13, 2019 in

On Saturday night, the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes will take place. It is the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown. A lot of the big guns that ran in the Kentucky Derby will not take place in this race, including the derby winner Country House. The only horses in the Preakness that raced in the derby are Improbable, War of Will, Win Win Win, and Bodexpress. On Saturday night, the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes will take place.

It is the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown. A lot of the big guns that ran in the Kentucky Derby will not take place in this race, including the derby winner Country House. The only horses in the Preakness that raced in the derby are Improbable, War of Will, Win Win Win, and Bodexpress. Let’s take a look at the latest Horse Racing Odds while making some predictions.

2019 Preakness Stakes Betting Props

Exacta Box

The first play I am going to give is an exacta box. It appears that this is going to be a 2-horse race between Improbable and War of Will as they were both contenders in the derby. Improbable came in 4th and War of Will finished in 7th. Improbable is the lone Bob Baffert horse and is being ridden by Mike Smith and War of Will will be ridden by Tyler Gaffalione. This horse was coming off a 2nd place finish in the Arkansas Derby heading into the Kentucky Derby but was unable to conquer the sloppy track conditions. It looks like the track will be fast on Saturday which should be good for him. (Exacta box Improbable and War of Will).

Trifecta Play

Next, I am going to give a trifecta. I think the Improbable is going to with this race easily as he is simply the most talented horse in the field. Because of this, I am going to do a trifecta key with Improbably winning. Because I am doing a key, I get to pick 3 other horses for 2nd and 3rd. One of them is going to be War of Will because he is the only other horse who can contend with Improbable in my opinion.

Also, I am going to include Win Win Win who is another Kentucky Derby horse who finished 9th and will not be scared by the bright lights of another big race. The final horse I am including is Bourbon War who is being ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr. who is one of the hottest jockeys on the market.

Bourbon War has won 2 of his 5 races in his career but has only raced in 1 grade 1 race which was the Florida Derby back in March. He came in 4th place to Maximum Security, Bodexpress, and Code of Honor, all of which were Kentucky Derby horses so we know he can compete on this level. (Trifecta key Improbable with War of Will, Win Win Win, and Bourbon War).

Superfecta Play

The final play I am going to give is a superfecta. I am once again going to throw in Improbable and War of Will as I see no way these 2 don’t finish in the top 4. Also, I am going to include War of Will again because he is on the top tier of horses in this race talent-wise.

The 3rd horse I am going to throw in is Alwaysmining. Alwaysmining has a ton of experience and has raced in 10 races already in his career. He is also on a roll having won 6 races in a row so don’t be surprised if he ends up stealing a victory here. I am going to include a 5th horse that is a long shot to try and hit a big one.

Bodexpress raced in the Kentucky Derby on short notice due to scratching. He received valuable experience by running in the Kentucky Derby and has a chance to contend here running at 16-1 odds. This will cost a few extra bucks due to the 5th horse but in the end, could be well worth it. (Superfecta box Improbable, War of Will, Win Win Win, Alwaysmining, and Bodexpress).

2019 Preakness Stakes Odds

  • Improbable 2-1
  • War of Will 3-1
  • Alwaysmining 8-1
  • Win Win Win 8-1
  • Bourbon War 10-1
  • Owendale 10-1
  • Anothatwistafate 12-1
  • Signalman 14-1
  • Bodexpress 16-1
  • Warrior’s Charge 16-1
  • Laughing Fox 20-1