Latest Odds For 2024 Preakness Stakes After Muth Scratch

  • Muth, the opening favorite for the 2024 Preakness Stakes, was scratched from the race early Wednesday morning.
  • With Muth ruled out, Mystik Dan’s path to claiming the second leg of the Triple Crown becomes much easier.
  • Betting odds have been removed since the scratch, but morning odds were +250 for Mystik Dan to win the 2024 Preakness Stakes.

BALTIMORE – If there wasn’t enough action on Mystik Dan to win the 2024 Preakness Stakes, there sure will be now with Muth ruled out. The Bob Baffert-trained Muth was the original favorite to bet on the Preakness, but he was scratched early Wednesday morning by the Maryland Jockey Club.

Mystik Dan’s quest for the Triple Crown just got a bit easier following Muth’s scratch. Muth was one of two horses entered in the race for Baffert, as Imagination remains the lone Bob Baffert-trained horse at the Preakness with +600 odds to win.

Latest 2024 Preakness Betting Odds

Horse Betting Odds
Mugatu +2000
Uncle Heavy +2000
Catching Freedom +600
Muth Scratched (Fever)
Mystik Dan +250 (Favorite)
Seize the Grey +1500
Just Steel +1500
Tuscan Gold +800
Imagination +600

The decision to scratch Muth came right from Baffert and the horses’ team. Muth arrived at Pimlico Race Couse on Tuesday night but was ruled out Wednesday morning after Muth’s temperature spiked to 103 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Muth Scratch Makes Mystik Dan the Preakness Stakes Favorite

Mystik Dan had +400 odds at online sportsbooks to win behind Muth’s -120 odds. Since the scratch, Mystik Dan shortened up to +250 as of this morning’s odds.

Many horse betting sites are still determining the betting odds after the favorite was ruled out, but odds will likely be available everywhere on Thursday. Plenty of wagers will be on Mystik Dan to win the second trial of the elusive Triple Crown.