Preakness Stakes 2007 top contenders and odds
One day to go until the second leg of the 2007
Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes 132nd, and we take a look at
the top four contenders and their odds of winning.
online betting website of choice for the Preakness Stakes is
Bodog Racebook (official website new
window), and we were not surprised that Street Sense
and Hard Spun have been listed as the favorite to win the
Street Sense (#8) was the horse who won
the Kentucky Derby. Its performance was great and has left many
to believe the Street Sense will win the Preakness Stakes, as
well. The betting odds for Street Sense are 5/4. The jockey will
be Calvin Borel, trainer Carl Nafzger, and Street Sense will
have the #8 on its side.
Hard Spun (#7) finished 2nd at the
Kentucky Derby, and the odds to win the Preakness Stakes are
3/1. Hard Spun is number 7, jockey is Matio Pino, Maryland's all
time winning rider, and trainer is Larry Jones. Hard Spun has a
record of five victories and one second in its last seven races.
The colt will be coming from Delaware Park for the Preakness
Curlin (#4) was the favorite to win the
Kentucky Derby, but not for the Preakness Stakes with odds 7/2.
Robby Albarado will be the rider and Curlin trainer is Steve
Asmussen. You should not, however, underestimate the colt that
won the Arkansas Derby with the record 10 1/2 lengths. Many
considered Curlin's inexperienced, due to the fact that he did
not race as a 2-year-old, but the great run at the Kentucky
Derby pointed out its potential. Culrin finished 3rd at the
Circular Quay (#3) was one of the five
contenders in The Kentucky Derby trained by Todd Pletcher. He is
a late comer to the Preakness Stakes, initially scheduled to run
the Peter Pan Stakes in preparation for the Belmont Stakes, but
Pletcher has obviously changed his mind. Circular Quay, although
two weeks after the run at the Derby, should have plenty of
energy for the Preakness Stakes, as he has not raced for two
months prior to the Derby. Jockey for Circular Quay in the 132nd
Preakness Stakes will be John Velazquez.