2021 Preakness Stakes Contenders
Notes and Information about the Preakness Stakes Contenders
There are typically 10 to 14 horses that enter the gates for the second leg of the Triple Crown, which is about half the number found in the Kentucky Derby. With plenty of new comers running in the Run for the Black-Eyed Susans, after skipping the Run for the Roses, we will see who can match the talent of the returning Kentucky Derby veterans. The race may fall to pace and running style.
The 2021 Preakness Stakes is set to run on Saturday, May 15 at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, MD. NBC will be offering full blown coverage of the event beginning at 2:00pm ET on NBCSN, with TwinSpires also broadcasting the event on desktop and mobile devices. Below is a rundown of the field of probable contenders.
|Post Position||Horse||Jockey||ML Odds|
|1||Ram||Ricardo Santana Jr.||30-1|
|3||Medina Spirit||John Velazquez||9-5|
|4||Crowded Trade||Javier Castellano||10-1|
|5||Midnight Bourbon||Irad Ortiz Jr.||5-1|
|7||France Go De Ina||Joel Rosario||20-1|
|8||Unbridled Honor||Luis Saez||15-1|
|9||Risk Taking||Jose Ortiz||15-1|
|10||Concert Tour||Mike Smith||2-1|
Medina Spirit (Derby Veteran)
Underestimated after seconds in the San Felipe (G2) and Santa Anita Derby (G1), 12-1 shot in the Kentucky Derby went to the lead and repelled all comers.
Midnight Bourbon (Derby Veteran)
Kentucky Derby sixth was surprisingly never close to the pace, after using his early speed to win the Lecomte (G3) and place in the Risen Star (G2) and Louisiana Derby (G2).
Keepmeinmind (Derby Veteran)
Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) winner and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) third rallied from last to take seventh in the Derby.
Conert Tour (Triple Crown Trail Contender)
Rebel (G2) conqueror comes off his first loss, a weary third as the 3-10 favorite in the Arkansas Derby.
Crowded Trade (Triple Crown Trail Contender)
Gotham near-misser and Wood Memorial (G2) third has been compared to the same connections’ 2017 Preakness victor, Cloud Computing.
Fance Go De Ina (Shipper from Japan)
Japanese shipper was a slow-starting sixth in the UAE Derby (G2).
Ram (New Shooter)
Churchill allowance winner on Derby undercard was following up on a $50,000 maiden claiming score.
Risk Taking (Triple Crown Trail Contender)
Withers (G3) hero, who regressed to seventh in the Wood Memorial, is scratching from Saturday’s Peter Pan (G3) in favor of the Preakness.
Rombauer (Triple Crown Trail Contender)
Blue Grass third earned a free Preakness ticket by taking the El Camino Real Derby two back.
Unbridled Honor (Triple Crown Trail Contender)
Lexington (G3) runner-up was previously fourth in his stakes debut in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2).