2013 Preakness Field, Betting Odds

Orb wins the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby (photo credit: Churchill Downs)

The price on Kentucky Derby winner Orb in the 2013 Preakness betting odds continues to shrink, down from 8-5 to 4-5 after the latest defections from the race has reduced the possible field to nine.

Trainer Chad Brown announced that Normandy Invasion would bypass both the Preakness and the Belmont Stake and will be pointed toward $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga on July 27 or the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on July 28.

The ultimate summer goal for the colt is the $1 million Travers at Saratoga on August 24.

Normandy Invasion figured to be the second betting choice in the Preakness behind Orb after his fourth place finish in the Kentucky Derby. The colt made a move in the stretch to take over the lead but weakened to finish 3 ½ lengths behind the winner.

The Rudy Rodriguez trained Vyjack, who faded to finish a well beaten 18th in the Kentucky Derby was also declared out of the race by his trainer Rudy Rodriguez.

After the two latest defections Turf ‘n’ Sport handicapper Michael Dempsey lowered the price on Derby winner Orb to 4-5.

“I thought Normandy Invasion had the best shot of beating Orb, and without him in the race Orb is probably going to be even money on the morning line,” Dempsey said.  “However, he likely gets bet down even lower on Preakness Day.”

“Toss in the rave reviews Orb is getting for that Monday morning work at Belmont Park, and we are going to have a chalky favorite,” Dempsey added

The post position draw for the Preakness Stakes is Wednesday, May 16.

 

2013 Preakness Field, Betting Odds (updated Thursday May 16)

 

Orb

 

Trainer

Shug McGaughey

 

Jockey

Joel Rosario

 

Last Race

Won Kentucky
Derby

 

TnS Odds

4-5

 

Post

1

Record:

8-5-0-1

$2,335,850

Pedigree:
Sire:
Maliobu Moon
 
Mare:
Lady Liberty
 
Notes:


Oxbow

 

Trainer

D. Wayne Lukas

 

Jockey

Gary Stevens

 

Last Race

6th in Kentucky
Derby

 

Tns Odds

15-1

Post

6

Record:

10-2-1-1

$383,500

Pedigree:
Sire:
Awesome Again
 
Mare:
Tizamazing
 
Notes:


Will Take Charge

 

Trainer

D. Wayne Lukas

 

Jockey

Mike Smith

 

Last Race

8th in Kentucky
Derby

 

Tns Odds

8-1

Post

7

Record:

8-3-1-0

$545,371

Pedigree:
Sire:
Unbridled’s Song
 
Mare:
Take Charge Lady
 
Notes:


Goldencents

 

Trainer

Doug O’Neill

 

Jockey

Kevin Krigger

 

Last Race

 

17th in Kentucky Derby

TnS Odds

5-1

Post

2

Record:

7-4-1-0

$1,250,000

Pedigree:
Sire:
Into Mischief
 
Mare:
Golden Works
 
Notes:


Departing

Trainer

Al Stall, Jr.

 

Jockey

Brian Hernandez

 

Last Race

Won Illinois
Derby

 

TnS Odds

6-1

Post

4

Record:

5-4-0-1

$628,000

Pedigree:
Sire: War
Front
 
Mare:
Leave
 
Notes:


Govenor Charlie

 

Trainer

Bob Baffert

 

Jockey

Martin Garcia

 

Last Race

Won Sunland
Derby

 

TnS Odds

10-1

Post

8

Record:

3-2-1-0

$444,800

Pedigree:
Sire: Midnight
Lute
 
Mare:
Silverbulletway
 
Notes:


Mylute

 

Trainer

Tom Amoss

 

Jockey

Rosie Napravnik

 

Last Race

5th in Kentucky
Derby

 

TnS Odds

8-1

Post

5

Record:

10-2-3-2

$477,695

Pedigree:
Sire:
Midnight Lute
 
Mare:
Stage Stop
 
Notes:


Itsmyluckyday

 

Trainer

Ed Plesa

 

Jockey

John Velazquez

 

Last Race

15th in
Kentucky Derby

 

TnS Odds

10-1

Post

9

Record:

11-5-2-1

$625,600

Pedigree:
Sire:
Lawyer Ron
 
Mare:
Viva La Slew
 
Notes:

 

Titletown Five

 

Trainer

D. Wayne Lukas

 

Jockey

Julian Leparoux

 

Last Race

4th in Derby
Trial

 

TnSn Odds

20-1

Post

3

Record:

7-1-2-1

$87,398

Pedigree:
Sire:
Tiznow 
Mare:
d’Wildcat Speed 
Notes:


Michael Dempsey’s Preakness Day Report

Michael’s Report includes his selections, analysis, fair odds line, and wagering recommendations for the entire Preakness Day card from historic Pimlico. Michael is a Maryland bred and knows the circuit from the backstretch to the finish line.

The second jewel of the Triple Crown will be run on Saturday May 18 at Pimlico. The big day of racing has five supporting stakes including the $150,000 Gallorette Handicap and the $100,000 Allare Dupont Distaff Stakes.