The Houston Astros have held forth as the favorite in the future book World Series odds since the start of the 2019 MLB season. Now, they are just four wins away from completing the journey. The Astros, 2017 World Series champions, will face the Washington Nationals in the Fall Classic. It's the first time the Nats have reached the World Series since joining the NL as the Montreal Expos.
Preakness Stakes Full Field, Post Time And Odds
2018 Preakness Stakes Post Postions
In sharp contrast to the 20-horse field of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness will feature a much smaller field, with four runners coming from the Derby to contest the Preakness, and four other new shooters joining the fray. What won't be in contrast to the Derby is the weather and track conditions, as steady rain through Friday and possible thunderstorms on Saturday will likely leave the Pimlico track a quagmire.
Here's a look at how they'll line up in the gate, their current race record, and a review of how they got to Baltimore.
Odds courtesy of Bovada's racebook.
#1 - Quip (14-1)
Record: 5 starts, 3 wins, 1 second - Last out finished second in the (G1) Arkansas Derby, beaten four lengths by Magnum Moon, who ran 19th in the Kentucky Derby. Prior to that he won the (G2) Tampa Bay Derby.
#2 - Lone Sailor (20-1)
Record: 9 starts, 1 win, 3 seconds, 1 third - Last out finished eighth in the Kentucky Derby. Prior to that he was second in the (G2) Louisiana Derby. His only win came last summer on a sloppy Saratoga track.
#3 - Sporting Chance (40-1)
Record: 7 starts, 2 wins, 1 second, 1 third - Last out finished fourth in the (G3) Pat Day Mile after running fourth in the (G2) Blue Grass Stakes.
#4 - Diamond King (20-1)
Record: 6 starts, 4 wins, 1 third - Last out won the ungraded Federico Tesio Stakes after finishing third in the (G3) Swale Stakes.
#5 - Good Magic (13-4)
Record: 6 starts, 2 wins, 3 seconds, 1 third - Last out finished second in the Kentucky Derby, prior to that won the (G2) Blue Grass Stakes. Was the winner of the 2017 (G1) Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
#6 - Tenfold (33-1)
Record: 3 starts, 2 wins - Last out finished fifth in the (G1) Arkansas Derby. Prior to that he won his first lifetime start and an allowance-level race, all at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas.
#7 - Justify (4-9)
Record: 4 starts, 4 wins - Last out won the Kentucky Derby by 2 1/2 lengths over Good Magic. Prior to that he won the (G1) Santa Anita Derby.
#8 - Bravazo (18-1)
Record: 9 starts, 3 wins, 1 second, 1 third - Last out finished sixth in the Kentucky Derby, 8 1/4 lengths behind Justify, 5 3/4 lengths behind Good Magic. Prior to that he was eighth in the (G2) Louisiana Derby.
Betting the 2018 Preakness Stakes
The Preakness will be race #13 of 14 on Saturday's Pimlico card that features three other graded-stakes races. Post time for the Preakness is 6:48 PM Eastern. The race will be carried live on NBC TV's main network, with the broadcast beginning at 5:00 PM.
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