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All the lucky ones who placed a bet on Authentic during the Kentucky Derby knows why we highlight this outstanding thoroughbred. As the winner of the Derby, if he wins two more specific races he can achieve one of the biggest badges in US horseracing, The US Triple Crown. The second challange to earn the title is the Preakness Stakes. Let’s take a closer look at the betting odds while we make our predictions about which horse is most likely to win the run over the mighty Authentic.
The Preakness Stakes is the second leg of the US Triple Crown before the Belmont Stakes. The run traditionally takes place annually on the third weekend of May. This year for safety reasons it’s delayed to the 3rd of October. The event is organized at the Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland. The race is open for 3-year-old middleweight horses.
According to the online sportsbooks in the US, this year’s Preakness Stakes will be decided between Authentic and Tiz The Law. Even more, the two young equines are potential shoo-ins at further races, when they will have to face more experienced, older horses.
A bet on Authentic is a safe choice for The Preakness Stakes
As you can see in the table below, Authentic has the shortest odds to win The Preakness Stakes. His odds to achieve the victory is 6/5 at the 22BET Sportsbook. There is only one horse in the scene whos odds are even close to him. The other fact that makes a bet on Authentic even more interesting is his chance to achieve the US Triple Crown. Since the Preakness Stakes is the second leg of the challenge. One way or another, if you pick Authentic, you pick a safe bet.
|Tiz The Law||15/8|
|Honor A. P.||6/1|
Tiz The Law can easily take away the Crown from Authentic
Tiz The Law’s odds are still very close to Authentic’s. He stands for 15/8. Before the Kentucky Derby, his stats were even more promising than his rival’s. And overall, they are still better. However, Authentic took all the attention with his victory. In short, if someone will be able to take away the US Triple Crown from Authentic is Tiz The Law.
You believe it, or not, in March we highlighted a bet on Authentic and Tiz The Law in our 2020 Breeders’ Cup predictions. If you read the article you can see that their odds were 16/1 and 20/1. Now it’s 9/2 for both of them. It’s still a good pick, and if any of them wins the Preakness Stakes it will be shorter. Place your wagers ’til you can!
In the video below, you can see the epic fight between Authentic and Tiz the Law at the Kentucky Derby’s finish line.
Even if the online gambling sites in the US are blinded by Authentic sprint, Kentucky Derby is a 2-minute run, while the Preakness Stakes’s 9.5 furlongs is a way more familiar ground for Tiz The Law.