Few Surprises in Early Preakness Wagering

There were few surprises in Friday’s early wagering on Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Racecourse.

Predictably, Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Street Sense opened at 9-5 odds, just slightly higher than his 7-5 morning line odds. Next in the advance wagering was Derby runner-up Hard Spun, 7-2 after Friday’s wagering, also consistent with his 5-2 morning line.

The complete advance odds, with morning line odds in parenthesis, for the Preakness field, in post position order:

1—Mint Slewlep, 31-1 (30-1)
2—Xchanger, 14-1 (15-1)
3—Circular Quay, 5-1 (8-1)
4—Curlin, 3-1 (7-2)
5—King of the Roxy, 17-1 (12-1)
6—Flying First Class, 14-1 (20-1)
7—Hard Spun, 7-2 (5-2)
8—Street Sense, 9-5 (7-5)
9—C P West, 17-1 (20-1)

Approximate post time for the Preakness is 6:15 p.m.