17 Oct Preakness Stakes 2016 odds: Exaggerator underdog vs. Nyquist on Saturday betting lines
Exaggerator has four outright wins in 10 career races and five straight top-five finishes. The Colt statistics to be the biggest barrier standing in Nyquist’s way in this Saturday’s Preakness Stakes.
Exaggerator is moving off at +375 odds to win the Preakness Stakes at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Heavy rain is. Both highest Beyer speed numbers of Exaggerator’s livelihood have come on muddy tracks, as the colt ran a 103 Beyer at the Delta Downs Jackpot past November along with a 102 at the Santa Anita Derby in April.
Trainer Keith Desormeaux has heralded Exaggerator for his unique bounce-back ability, which might factor into this race coming the brief two-week break from. The colt will need every advantage he could get to high Nyquist, the -175 favorite to win the Preakness Stakes.
Nyquist lived up to the hype running a excursion that was near-perfect the consecutive win of his career. The track is being pegged as a benefit for Exaggerator, but the trainers of Nyquist point out that the Kentucky Derby winner comes with a pedigree for tracks too.
The Kentucky Derby marked the fourth time which Exaggerator and Nyquist have hurried on the track, and Nyquist has won all four of those runs.
Gun Runner joined an increasingly long list of Kentucky Derby horses not to run in the Preakness Stakes if his owner and coach announced earlier this week that the Derby’s third-place finisher will be held from the Preakness. With this statement, the two largest contenders left to interrupt the Best 2 are a pair of horses that didn’t race at the Kentucky Derby: Stradivari (+800) and Collected (+1600).
The Todd Pletcher-trained Stradivari has been coaching exceptionally well at Belmont and has won his past two races by considerable margins, which makes him a popular mad choice for those seeking to prevent the dot at the Preakness. Bob Baffert’s Collected could challenge Nyquist for the early lead and potentially factor into the bets.
Rounding out the field include Cherry Wine (+2500), Beautiful speed (+3300), Uncle Lino (+3300), Abiding Star (+4000), Fellowship (+4000), Lani (+400), and Laoban (+4000).