The 2018 Preakness breaks on Saturday, May 19th at 6:20 PM ET. Eight of the world’s top thoroughbreds will race to fill the winner’s circle. Now, let’s find out which horses will finish 1-2-3.
2018 Preakness 1-2-3 Picks
What: 143rd Preakness Stakes
Where: Pimlico Race Course | Baltimore, MD
When: Saturday, May 19th, 2018
Post Time: 6:20 p.m. ET
TV Coverage: 5-7:15 p.m. ET
Stream: NBC Sports Live
2018 Preakness Odds with Post Positions
- Quip +2000
- Lone Sailor +3000
- Sporting Chance +4000
- Diamond King +3000
- Good Magic +350
- Tenfold +4000
- Justify -230
- Bravazo +2800
Preakenss Win Pick: Tenfold +4000
It’s impossible to pick Justify, the Kentucky Derby winner, to take home the Preakness Stakes trophy. Justify’s odds are too low. It’s also difficult to pick Good Magic to win. The Chad Brown-trained horse is a solid second choice to Justify.
Why not go for the money with a horse that figures to improve big time in the Second Jewel of the Triple Crown? The last time we saw Tenfold, he finished a respectable fifth in the Arkansas Derby. He only lost by 4.5 lengths to Magnum Moon.
Seems like a bad loss, right? It wasn’t. Tenfold finished fifth in a Grade 1 race in only his third lifetime race. He’s sired by Curlin and came from a Tapit broodmare. This horse is bred to be a champion.
Preakness Place Pick: Good Magic +350
My theory is that Justify bounces off his Derby win. He ends up getting into a duel with Good Magic in the stretch. Good Magic beats Justify but he can’t hold off Tenfold. Sounds logical to me!
Good Magic should be much tighter in the Preakness Stakes than he was in the Kentucky Derby. He’ll be tough to beat. But, like I wrote above, his odds imply that there will be a ton of money bet on Good Magic to beat Justify.
I’m placing the 2-year-old champ second.
Preakness Show Pick: Diamond King +3000
If Justify doesn’t blow away the field, there’s a good chance he doesn’t even finish in the Top 3. Which horse figures to show on Saturday? Most handicappers pick Quip. Quip to show makes some sense. Diamond King to show makes more sense.
Diamond King will be a part of the pace. There’s a good chance he hangs on for the show money while Justify fades to fourth. Diamond King is a good racehorse and he didn’t tire himself out in the Derby two weeks ago.
I think the John Servis trainee can hit the board.