Preakness Betting: California Chrome Hammered in Early Wagering

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome will headline the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 17 (photo credit Pimlico Race Course)

California Chrome took the early betting action on Friday, as the Kentucky Derby winner was bet down to odds of 1-2 in advanced wagering for the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico.

A winner of five straight, the Art Sherman trainee was installed as the 3-5 morning line favorite and is expected to go off at odds between 2-5 and 3-5 for the second jewel of the Triple Crown.

Social Inclusion, who is 5-1 on the morning line drifted up to 8-1 in early betting, a point lower than Bayern, who is currently at 9-1.

Two runners that took some early action were Kid Cruz and Ria Antonia. Kid Cruz, the winner of the Federico Tesio in his last start is at 10-1, down from his 20-1 morning line.

The filly Ria Antonia, who was sixth in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) in her last start has been bet down form her 30-1 morning line to 14. That is quite a surprise considering her poor effort against the fillies in the Oaks as she finished 15 ¾ lengths behind the winner Untapable.

The 13-race card on Preakness day gets underway at 10:45am (ET). Post time for the Preakness is 6:128pm (ET). There is seven stakes on the card and a mandatory payout in the jackpot Pick 5 , which has a carryover of $173,323. The wager has a 18% takeout.

The stakes action will be televised live on NBC Sports Network starting at 1:00pm (ET) with NBC covering the Preakness starting at 4:00pm (ET).


Advance wagering from Friday:

1 Dynamic Impact 23-1

2 General a Rod 22-1

3 California Chrome 1-2

4 Ring Weekend 25-1

5 Bayern 9-1

6 Ria Antonia 14-1

7 Kid Cruz 10-1

8 Social Inclusion 8-1

9 Pablo Del Monte 50-1

10 Ride On Curlin 11-1


2014 Preakness Odds, Props and Match Ups via Bovada


2014 Preakness Stakes – Odds to Win (By Race Position)

1- Dynamic Impact 18/1

2- General a Rod 18/1

3- California Chrome 5/8

4- Ring Weekend 28/1

5- Bayern 11/1

6- Ria Antonia (F) 33/1

7- Kid Cruz 14/1

8- Social Inclusion 6/1

9- Pablo Del Monte 20/1

10- Ride On Curlin 12/1


2014 Preakness Stakes – Odds to Finish in the Top 3

1- Dynamic Impact 11/2

2- General a Rod 11/2

3- California Chrome 1/5

4- Ring Weekend 8/1

5- Bayern 3/1

6- Ria Antonia (F) 7/1

7- Kid Cruz 9/2

8- Social Inclusion 9/5

9- Pablo Del Monte 6/1

10- Ride On Curlin 7/2


Will California Chrome win the 2014 Triple Crown?

Yes +200 (2/1)

No -300 (1/3)


Will California Chrome win the 2014 Preakness Stakes?

Yes -160 (5/8)

No +120 (6/5)


Will California Chrome Finish in the Top 3 in the 2014 Preakness Stakes?

Yes 1/5

No 3/1


Will California Chrome win by a neck or more in the 2014 Preakness Stakes?

Yes -130 (10/13)

No EVEN (1/1)


2014 Preakness Stakes – Matchup

Dynamic Impact EVEN (1/1)

General a Rod -130 (10/13)


2014 Preakness Stakes – Matchup

Bayern -130 (10/13)

Ride On Curlin EVEN (1/1)


2014 Preakness Stakes – Matchup

Ria Antonia -150 (2/3)

Ring Weekend +120 (6/5)


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