The Preakness Stakes isn’t as prestigious as the Kentucky Derby, but it still provides plenty of excitement for horse racing fans as the second triple crown race.
Nyquist, just as he was before winning the Kentucky Derby on May 7, is the clear favorite in the betting community entering Saturday’s race at Pimlico.
Exaggerator remains in second at +375, which actually represents better odds than he was given two weeks ago when early Preakness lines were released. He certainly has the best chance for an upset.
Collected at +1600 is a good sleeper pick, but it’s hard to imagine Nyquist and Exaggerator not finishing 1-2 in some order.
Here are last-minute betting odds for the 2016 Preakness Stakes, via Oddsshark.
Cherry Wine +2500
Uncle Lino +3300
Awesome Speed +3300
Abiding Star +4000
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