2019 Preakness Stakes odds and picks: A horse-by-horse breakdown of Saturday’s field

The 144th Functioning of the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes takes place in Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday.

None of those top-four finishers in the Kentucky Derby (Maximum Security, Country House, Code of Honor and Game Winner) are from the 13-horse area, but four horses which ran in the Derby will attend.
Improbable is the recorded as the morning-line favored at 5/2 odds, along with the Bob Baffert trainee is searching for his first win of this year after a fifth-place finish in the Derby and two second-place endings previously.
War of Will is out for redemption after being bothered by Maximum Security two weeks back at Churchill Downs, resulting in the winner’s disqualification.
Win Win Win wants to perform better than his 10th-place end at the Derby, and Bodexpress will try to take the Preakness Stakes because his first-ever victory after a 14th-place finish from the Run for the Roses.
There are also a number of new shooters seeking to make their mark on the Triple Crown scene and plenty of long shots expecting to upset the apple pie.
The three-year-old division is wide-open at this juncture, and any of the top Preakness contenders are capable of stepping up and putting in an eye catching performance.
Post time for your 1??3/16-mile Preakness Stakes is 5:48 p.m. CT and will be televised on NBC from 4-6 p.m.
2019 Preakness Stakes post positions, morning-line chances, trainers, jockeys, records
1) WAR OF WILL
Morning-line odds: 4/1
Trainer: Mark Casse
Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione
Record: 9 starts (3 , 1 second, 1 third)
Earnings: $501,569
Took the worst of the multi-horse fiasco in the Derby and finished eighth but was transferred to seventh after Maximum Security was disqualified for drifting out and impeding several rivals. He was full of run before the episode, despite being a bit rank for the majority of the race. It was good to see he recuperated enough to stay in the mix before tiring in deep stretch. This shorter distance ought to be to his liking, and if he’s not banged-up, he figures to be around at the wire. Contender.
2) BOURBON WAR
Morning-line odds: 12/1
Trainer: Mark Hennig
Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr..
Record: 5 begins (2-1-0)
Earnings: $202,100
Dead-fast closer has not won since January and hasn’t won a stakes race. But he did complete only three-quarters of a length behind Code of Honor in the Fountain of Youth Stakes in March and took the allowance race at Gulfstream in his previous outing in January. There should be enough of a speed setup with this colt to make his conduct, and he can get a slice if all drops his way. Iffy.
3) WARRIOR’S CHARGE
Morning-line odds: 12/1
Trainer: Brad Cox
Jockey: Javier Castellano
Record: 5 starts (2-0-3)
Earnings: $138,110
Connections believed him worthy to pony up a $150,000 additional fee to put him in the Preakness. After breaking his maiden in his fourth start, he followed it up with an allowance win in April in Oaklawn. He won both those races by six-lengths or more, but he’s in over his head with those fellows today. Passing.
4) IMPROBABLE
Morning-line chances: 5/2
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Jockey: Mike Smith
Record: 6 starts (3-2-0)
Earnings: $769,520
Hard to think that this heavy-hitter is without a victory in his three-year-old campaign after being undefeated in his two-year-old season. He comes into the Preakness off a fifth-place effort from the Kentucky Derby, in which he finished 3??1/4 lengths behind Maximum Security. His two previous attempts from the Arkansas Derby and Rebel Stakes led to second-place finishes. This might be the easiest race of the season for himand he was a few. Best contender.
5) OWENDALE
Morning-line odds: 10/1
Trainer: Brad Cox
Jockey: Florent Geroux
Record: 8 starts (3-1-1)
Earnings: $187,225
Coming off a career-best performance in April when he won the Lexington Stakes by 1??3/4 lengths over Anothertwistafate. He made a gorgeous movement coming from the far turn in that race and brought off in control at 12/1 odds. His previous attempt was a dull eighth-place finish in the Risen Star Stakes in February. While I can see him beating half the field, I am ignoring him in superfectas but passing with care.
6) MARKET KING
Morning-line chances: 30/1
Trainer: D. Wayne Lucas
Jockey: Jon Court
Record: 8 starts (1-1-2)
Earnings: $148,007
Broke his maiden in his fifth start and has had three races since without locating the winner’s circle. He was beaten by 37 spans in his last start in the Blue Grass and formerly ran third in the Rebel Stakes, finishing some 8??1/4 lengths behind Omaha Beach. Tossing effortlessly.
7) ALWAYSMINING
Morning-line chances: 8/1
Trainer: Kelly Rubley
Jockey: Daniel Centeno
Record: 12 starts (7-0-1)
Earnings: $386,192
Super-fast gelding comes into this contest off a six-race win streak, with five of those successes being stakes races at Laurel. He won those six races with a combined 36 spans and mostly from dieseling on front. Downside is he has never won out of Laurel and he steps up big-time here, however if you are not scared of the fellow, you are truly fearless. Serious contender.
8) SIGNALMAN
Morning-line chances: 30/1
Trainer: Ken McPeek
Jockey: Brian Hernandez Jr..
Record: 7 starts (2-2-2)
Earnings: $552,900
Coming off a third-place finish in the Blue Grass Stakes, where he finished 3??1/2 lengths behind winner Vekoma and was nosed out for moment by Win Win Win. He has not won since November, when he held on by a neck at the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs, and his only other win was in September, when he held by a nose into his maiden-breaker in Saratoga. Appears overmatched today. Passing.
9) BODEXPRESS
Odds: 20/1
Trainer: Gustavo Delgado
Jockey: John Velazquez
Record: 6 starts (0-3-0)
Earnings: $208,700
Coming into this race off a 14th-place end (moved up to 13th) two weeks ago after encountering trouble in the Great Derby Melee of 2019. In his previous effort, he ran a fantastic second to Maximum Security in the Florida Derby, a few 3??1/2 lengths off this winner. There is definitely talent , but it is a real stretch to think this individual’s first victory ever will be from the Preakness. Tossing.
10) EVERFAST
Odds: 50/1
Trainer: Dale Romans
Jockey: Joel Rosario
Record: 10 begins (1-1-1)
Earnings: $134,805
He is coming from a fifth-place end in the Pat Day Mile on Kentucky Derby Day and ran a decent moment in the Holy Bull Stakes in February. However he produced disappointing efforts in the the Fountain of Youth Stakes and Florida Derby in March. He had been beaten by a combined 43??3/4 lengths in his three latest races, making him a simple toss.
11) LAUGHING FOX
Odds: 20/1
Trainer: Steve Asmussen
Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr..
Record: 7 begins (3-0-0)
Earnings: $338,518
He was out to hold on by a neck in the Oaklawn Invitational in his Most Recent outing and previously ran fourth to Omaha Beach and Improbable in the Arkansas Derby. He hasn’t been ashamed in his last few races but hasn’t been in the zone, either. Passing.

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