Nyquist has drawn the third post in a field of 11 horses for the 2016 Preakness Stakes, giving him an optimal line at this Saturday’s race. It’s also worth pointing out – since most of you are going to bet on him – that Nyquist is also a 3/5 preference by the oddsmakers. The full Preakness Stakes draw is listed below.
Exaggerator comes in as the second favorite at 3/1 after serving as the runner-up to Nyquist for the second time in his career. The Desormeaux ridden and trained contender also trailed the leading three-year old at the San Vicente Stakes. They have competed four times against one another, and it goes without saying that the undefeated Nyquist has his number.
The relatively unknown Stradivari out of Todd Pletcher’s camp received the outside post in the Preakness Stakes draw, and carries 8/1 odds as the third favorite. Sired by Medaglia d’Oro, Stradivari is 2-0-0 in three allowance races, finishing fourth in his debut as well. It will be curious to see if he can make the most of the outside lane.
Lani leads the longshots after a 9th place finish at the Kentucky Derby. He will be squeezed between Collected in the 7th gate and the previously mentioned Exaggerator. The Kentucky-born and Japanese trained contender is one of four horses carrying 30/1 odds. Awesome Speed, Abiding Star, Fellowship and Laboan also share the same number.
Collected came out of the Preakness Stakes draw with a favorable post and is a standalone outside shot at 10/1 with Cherry Wine and Uncle Lino drawing the inside gates at 20/1.
The 2016 Preakness Stakes will run on Saturday, May 21st. To get your wagering in, head over to our preferred betting partner at Twinspires.com!
2016 Preakness Stakes Draw and Odds
|1||Cherry Wine||Corey Lanerie||Dale Romans||20-1|
|2||Uncle Lino||Fernando Perez||Gary Sherlock||20-1|
|3||Nyquist||Mario Gutierrez||Doug O’Neill||3-5|
|4||Awesome Speed||Jevian Toledo||Alan Goldberg||30-1|
|5||Exaggerator||Kent Desormeaux||Keith Desormeaux||3-1|
|6||Lani||Yutaka Take||Mikio Matsunaga||30-1|
|7||Collected||Javier Castellano||Bob Baffert||10-1|
|8||Laoban||Florent Geroux||Eric Guillot||30-1|
|9||Abiding Star||J.D. Acosta||Ned Allar||30-1|
|10||Fellowship||Jose Lezcano||Mark Casse||30-1|
|11||Stradivari||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher||8-1|