Kid Cruz Odds to Win the Preakness Stakes: He’s Fast but Hasn’t Won a Graded Race

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Mary Montgomery
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Kid Cruz Odds to Win the Preakness Stakes: He’s Fast but Hasn’t Won a Graded Rac

Kid Cruz odds to win the Preakness Stakes were coming in at 12/1 at

He is the son of Belmont Stakes winner Lemon Drop Kid.  He's won at Laurel Park and Pimlico in his previous two start but hasn't had an official workout since April 5.

A fast pace could suit this closer well.

Kid Cruz has not won a graded race.

"(Kid Cruz) doesn't have the speed figures that some of the other horses have run at this point," trainer Linda Rice said, "but I think he is headed in the right direction.

"If they do set up a fast pace in front of him, it should improve his chances. He's already won over the course. That's helpful. (Coming from behind) is his style, (and) they're a lot of fun. Of course, sometimes they're victims to a slow pace, and we're hoping to have a fast pace to run into in Maryland."

These are your latest Preakness Stakes overnight odds heading into Saturday’s big race.

  1. Dynamic Impact 12/1 (opened 18/1, dipped to 10/1)
  2. General A Rod 18/1 (opened 18/1, went to 30/1 long odds Thursday)
  3. California Chrome -155 (opened +150, odds have stayed at -155)
  4. Ring Weekend 43/1 (opened 30/1, moved to 43/1 where they are holding)
  5. Bayern 10/1 (opened 10/1, moved to 16/1)
  6. Ria Antonia 36/1 (opened 40/1, got cut to 34/1)
  7. Kid Cruz 12/1 (early 20/1 odds through Friday morning, now slashed)
  8. Social Inclusion 8/1 (opened 3.5/1, moved to 9/1)
  9. Pablo Del Monte 33/1 (opened 18/1, moved to 33/1 and unchanged)
  10. Ride On Curlin 10/1 (had been at 8/1 all week)

- Mary Montgomery,

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