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2019 Preakness Stakes Expert Picks and Predictions

2019 Preakness Stakes Expert Picks and Predictions

The 2019 Preakness Stakes seems like a wide-open race, with some elite ponies being pulled out of the list of entries. But that’s also what makes the upcoming race at the Pimlico Race Course a whole more interesting – and hopefully less controversial than the 2019 Kentucky Derby, which saw the technology of video replay spoiling the vibe at Churchill Downs.

Read on for what some of the key experts are saying about the 2019 Preakness Race. And while you’re at it, you can also check out the latest odds for the event here.

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Expert Picks and Predictions for the 2018 Preakness Stakes on May 18, 2019

Where: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore Maryland

When: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 11:30 AM ET

Watch: NBC Sports

CBS Sports

Expert Pick
Joey Demling Owendale

CBS Sports know a guy who’s been incredibly fantastic in selecting winners for the Preakness Stakes. The name is Joey Demling, who has correctly predicted nine of the past 14 Preakness Stakes winners. That’s nothing to scoff at and ignore. When Demling speaks about the Preakness, all ears should be on him. And for Demling, the horse to watch out for Owendale. Owned by Rupp Racing and trained by Brad Cox, Owendale is coming off a victory at Lexington (Grade 3 stakes) at Keeneland. It was a huge bounce-back performance for Owendale after finishing just eighth at the Risen Star Grade 2 stakes. Demling also notest that Owendale has Triple Crown winner pedigree, with Seattle Slew and Secretariat part of his blood. Furthermore, Owendale has only failed to finish inside the top three once in five races, thus far in his racing career.

The Racing Biz

Expert Pick
The Racing Biz Improbable

With three Kentucky Derby racers in Maximum Security, Country House, and Code of Honor out of the the 2019 Preakness Stakes, Improbable has seemingly absorbed the attention worthy of a favorite. That has been acknowledged by The Racing Biz, which reported of Improbable’s status as the likely horse to beat at the Pimlico Race Course. Bettors won’t have to squint too hard to understand why Improbable is garnering such attention. For one, All three horses that finished in front of him won’t be there at the 2019 Preakness Stakes. Apart from Country House, and Code of Honor Derby third-placer Tacitus will also not run at the Pimlico Race Course. Improbable was among the horses to watch heading into the Kentucky Derby, having finished no worse than second in all of his previous five races, includng three-straight wins to start his racing career.

The Sports Bank

Expert Pick
The Racing Biz (Paul Banks) Improbable

Per Horse Racing Nation, only one horse trained by Bob Baffert is on the list of probable contenders at the 2019 Preakness Stakes. That’s Improbable, who’s considered as the favorite to win the second leg of the Triple Crown this year. Paul Banks of The Racing Biz wrote his outlook for the race way before some entries withdrew from the contest, but he expressed clearly his confidence in Bob Baffert, who is no stranger to success in horse racing, Baffert is looking to take home his seventh Preakness Stakes win and second since 2018. He trained 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify. Banks also mentioned War of Will as a potential dark horse, War of Will is trained by Mark Casse, and his stock has dipped over his last two races, having finished ninth at the Louisiana Derby (Grade 2 stakes) and seventh at the Kentucky Derby.

Ryan Simpson – TopBet Writer

Expert Pick
Ryan Simpson Improbable

Simpson isn’t hiding his infatuation with Improbable, who is +300 to win the 2019 Preakness Stakes. The competition just seems a whole lot thinner than that at the 2019 Kentucky Derby, giving Simpson the idea that Improbable could finally live up to his pre-Kentucky Derby hype at the Pimlico Race Course. Read Ryan’s complete 2019 Preakness picks and predictions here.

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