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.