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Rick Samuels

Bodemeister Still Heavy Preakness Favorite

Derby runner-up is 9-5 as of 11 a.m. EDT on May 19.

As of 11 a.m. EDT Saturday, Bodemeister  remained the heavy betting favorite for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), sitting at odds of 9-5. Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner I'll Have Another  is the 3-1 second choice.

Bodemeister, runner-up in the Derby, was 8-5 on the morning-line when odds were set on May 16. I’ll Have Another was 5-2.

There are currently no major surprises in the betting, with Went the Day Well remaining the third choice at 5-1 and Creative Cause  at 6-1. Tiger Walk, now with Ramon Dominguez riding, has taken a good bit of money and is down to 14-1 from his morning-line odds of 30-1.

The Preakness favorite has won twice in the last five years.

The complete Preakness odds are as follows:

1. Tiger Walk: 14-1

2. Teeth of the Dog: 15-1

3. Pretension: 30-1

4. Zetterholm: 23-1

5. Went the Day Well: 5-1

6. Creative Cause: 6-1

7. Bodemeister: 9-5

8. Daddy Nose Best: 11-1

9. I’ll Have Another: 3-1

10. Optimizer: 22-1

11. Cozzetti: 30-1