..

Associated Press Preakness Pick 2019: Bourbon War

Written by:
Don Shapiro
Published on:
May/18/2019

There won't be a Triple Crown this year after Kentucky Derby winner Country Home was pulled due to an illness. 

*8% back on horse racing losses
*100% signup bonus up to $1000
*True dime line in Baseball up to -170
*$10 to $20 minimum to open account
*Highest credit card acceptance rate
*Accessible all 50 states
LEARN MORE HERE

The good news for bettors: This race is wide open.  More so than the Kentucky Derby.  It's any horse's race to win.

This race probably comes down to which jockey executes the best trip, according to the Associated Press.

And that would point us to Mike Smith.

Big Money Mike, as he's now called, takes his turn Saturday aboard Improbable — who'll have his fourth jockey in as many starts. Smith and seven-time Preakness winning trainer Bob Baffert are a lethal combination. Improbable will be bet down big-time, probably going off no better than 3-1, maybe even lower. There won't be any value there.

He's the safe play.

But is Improbable the best closer? Probably not. In this race, where plenty of horses are going to expend probably more energy than they should to get near the front early on, the right play is to go with the best finishing kick.

Bourbon War is that horse.

He wins over Improbable, Alwaysmining and Market King.

Bourbon War pays $80 for every $10 bet with a win.  The favorite, Improbable, pays $23 for every $10 bet.

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

Horse Racing News

Gronkowski Made Longshot at Breeders' Cup Classic

Gronkowski Made Longshot at Breeders' Cup Classic

Oddsmakers don't expect Gronkowski to have the same success at this year's Breeders' Cup as he did at last year's Belmont Stakes.

Santa Anita Won't Close Despite 2 Deaths in 2 days

Santa Anita Won't Close Despite 2 Deaths in 2 days

A second horse in two days and 29th overall has died at Santa Anita, where management has chosen to continue racing for the rest of the current meet.

2019 Belmont Stakes Morning Odds

2019 Belmont Stakes Morning Odds

Gambling911.com has your morning Belmont Stakes betting odds.

Overnight Odds 2019 Belmont Stakes

Overnight Odds 2019 Belmont Stakes

Tacitus remains the favorite but with a decent payout potential of $17.50 on every $10 bet.

Sir Winston Payout Odds to Win Belmont Stakes

Sir Winston Payout Odds to Win Belmont Stakes

Sir Winston had a payout potential of $180 for every $10 bet to win Saturday's Belmont Stakes race.

Syndicate