After Kentucky Derby Win, Authentic Favored In Preakness Stakes

  • Kentucky Derby winner Authentic is favored to win the Preakness Stakes with +150 odds.
  • Belmont Stakes Winner Tiz the Law has the third shortest odds at +400 to win the Preakness Stakes.
  • Art Collector (+350) is expected to run at the Preakness Stakes after missing the Kentucky Derby recovering from a foot injury.

BALTIMORE – Those hoping to see a thoroughbred win the Horse Racing’s triple crown will have to wait another year.

When Authentic pulled off the upset over Tiz The Law in the Kentucky Derby, it halted any hope that a Triple Crown winner would be anointed this year. However, bettors will get to see Authentic and Tiz The Law face off again at the Preakness Stakes to see which horse can gain the edge by winning two of the three major races.

The coronavirus pandemic taking its hold on the United States is what forced the postponements of the Preakness Stakes and for the first time in the horse racing history this will be the last Triple Crown race.

Now that the Kentucky Derby is over USA Sportsbooks have released the odds on which of the 14 horses will win the 2020 Preakness Stakes.

Odds to Win the Preakness Stakes:

  • Authentic +150
  • Art Collector +350
  • Tiz the Law +400
  • King Guillermo +1000
  • Thousand Words +1200
  • Happy Saver +2000
  • Mr Big News +2000
  • Mystic Guide +2000
  • Pneumatic +2000
  • Dr. Post +2200
  • Liveyourbeastlife +3300
  • Azul Coast +5000
  • Mongolian Wind +6600

After Authentic, Art Collector and Tiz The Law there is a major drop-off in odds for which thoroughbred will win the Preakness Stakes.

Bettors should lean towards choosing between the three horses with the shortest odds and not risk losing money on a long shot horse since the top three horses speed sets them apart from the rest of the field.

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Authentic being favored shouldn’t come as a surprise after winning the Kentucky Derby but bettors shouldn’t be so quick to take the odds on the philly.

Winner: Art Collector (+350). Although Art Collector missed the Kentucky Derby with an injury this horse cannot be counted out at the Preakness Stakes. When healthy, Art Collector is one of the best horses in the sport and dating back to last November the horse has finished first in six straight events including a strong showing at the Ellis Park Derby in early August.

This being the first major race back for Art Collector is a bit of a concern but the talent of this horse can eliminate that fear.

Roll the dice on Art Collector making a triumphant return and winning the Preakness as this is the only horse in the race that can keep up with Authentic and Tiz The Law.

The Preakness Stakes will be held on Saturday, October 3 and will be broadcast by NBC.