Preakness 2016 odds: Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist favored to pay off at Preakness Stakes

En of the last 19 winners of the Kentucky Derby have gone on to win the Preakness Stakes two weeks afterwards. Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will try to become the horse to win both races in the previous five years with a win at Pimlico on Saturday, May 21.
Nyquist is a -140 preferred to win the Preakness Stakes at sportsbooks monitored by The colt enhanced to 8-0-0 lifetime with his win.
There have not been back-to-back winners of the Triple Crown since Seattle Slew and Affirmed went back in 1977 and 1978, but Nyquist is heading off at +250 to follow in American Pharoah’s footsteps and win the Triple Crown this year. Bettors looking to wager on the side of history can take Nyquist not to win the Triple Crown.
Exaggerator has come up short in each of his races against Nyquist, and the horse was again the very best of the remainder using a second-place finish in the Kentucky Derby.
Of the 19 horses that were conquered by Nyquist from the Kentucky Derby, just Exaggerator (+450 to win the Preakness) and Lani (+3300) have been confirmed to be entered at the next leg of the Triple Crown.
Todd Pletcher’s Stradivari did not operate from the Kentucky Derby, giving the horse a opportunity to play spoiler with new legs in the Preakness. Stradivari could pay to win the Preakness and has won just two of the three races.
Other 3-year-olds that did not race at the Derby but will race at Pimlico comprise Cherry Wine (+2500) and Laoban (40/1).
Other horses possibly in the combination to mad Nyquist’s shot in a Triple Crown comprise Gun Runner (+1400), Suddenbreakingnews (+1400), Destin (+1600), Mor Spirit (+1600) and Creator (+1600).
Following Exaggerator and Nyquist crossed the end line Mohaymen Gun Runner and Suddenbreakingnews were only separated by inches from the third, fourth, and fifth positions respectively. Mohaymen has been ruled from rushing in the Preakness.

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