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2009 Preakness Stakes: Mine That Bird still questionable

 Mine That Bird, the 50/1 longshot winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby, remains questionable for participation in the 2009 Preakness Stakes. The second leg of the Triple Crown, the 2009 Preakness Stakes will take place this year on May 16th at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, but the winner of the Kentucky Derby, Mine That Bird, is still questionable. The trainer of the colt who took the Derby glory with the second-longest odds in the race' history, Bennie “Chip” Woolley Jr. told the media that a decision whether Mine That Bird will participate in the 2009 Preakness Stakes will be made this week. "The Preakness was not on our radar leading up to the Derby but we are absolutely going to look at it. We are still trying to grasp what happened yesterday. First time in the Derby and to win it at 50/1, it is a humbling experience," he was quoted discussing the Preakness.

 Naturally the odds makers are still in hold mode, waiting for the track to be "set up", but one thing is for sure. After the amazing performance, the odds on Mine That Bird to win the 2009 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico will be far from the 50/1 underdog he held last week. It's a fact that those lucky few who bet the longshot Mine That Bird before the Derby did so thanks to jockey Calvin Borel, who rode Street Sense to victory in 2007, but failed to deliver at Pimlico three weeks later. At this time it remains questionable if Mine That Bird will enjoy favorite odds for the 2009 Preakness Stakes on the 16th, although if no other big-name favorites show up, fans of Borel and Mine That Bird could be upset with extra short betting odds on the second leg of the Triple Crown this year. Stay with us - we will bring you the Preakness Stakes odds as soon as they are posted by the major bookmakers.

 Published on 05/04/2009

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