Justify, Kentucky Derby, Horse Racing
May 5, 2018; Louisville, KY, USA; Horse jockey Mike Smith celebrates in the winner's circle with champagne after riding Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

2018 Preakness Stakes: Horses to Watch, Predictions and Betting Odds

The 143rd Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the Triple Crown, are fast approaching. The horses will post at 6:20 p.m. EST Saturday.

The action at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore will be here before you know it. It’s time to get familiar with the frontrunners.

Unsurprisingly, Justify, which won the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, is the frontrunner. The horse, trained by Bob Baffert, has odds of 2-5. Justify is looking to make history.

The horse is aiming to become the 13th in history to win all three Triple Crown races.

Don’t sleep, however, on its competition. Good Magic, at 7-2, is a decent bet. Good Magic was the runner-up at the Kentucky Derby. Quip (16-1), the son of Distorted Humor, and Diamond King (16-1), which Javier Castellano will ride, will also be popular selections.

The race will air on NBC, with additional coverage on NBCSN. Check out full TV information here.

BetDSI Sportsbook

Betting Odds

Justify will face a smaller group of competition than that which he faced at Churchill Downs. BetDSI Sportsbook has released full betting odds for the horses participating in the Preakness Stakes. Check out the lineup below.

Justify (2-5)
Good Magic (7-2)
Quip (16-1)
Diamond King (16-1)
Sporting Chance (22-1)
Bravazo (20-1)
Tenfold (25-1)
Lone Sailor (25-1)

About Aaron Mansfield

Aaron Mansfield is a freelance sports writer. His work has appeared in Complex, USA Today and the New York Times. Mansfield is a PhD candidate at UMass Amherst.

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