2023 Preakness: Best Beyer Speed Figures For Every Horse

Written By Mo Nuwwarah on May 19, 2023
Preakness Beyer speed figures

The 2023 Preakness Stakes goes off this Saturday at 7:01 ET on NBC. Kentucky Derby winner Mage will run in an eight-horse field, topping Preakness Stakes odds in the morningline at 8-5. We can use Preakness Beyer speed figures to help handicap the big race.

As we did with the Derby, we’ll look over BSFs for every horse. Which have run the strongest?

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Preakness Beyer Speed Figures

Best Preakness Beyer speed figures via Daily Racing Form.

PostHorseBest Beyer Speed FigureMorning Line Odds
1National Treasure973-1
2Chase the Chaos8330-1
5Red Route One928-1
7Blazing Sevens935-1
SCRFirst Mission98SCR

Notable Horses

Recent Preakness winners have generally posted a Beyer Speed Figure of around 100 for the race. That would indicate a clear tier of three real contenders: Mage, National Treasure, and First Mission.

Mage will obviously enter as the headliner. Recent winners of the Kentucky Derby have not had a great run of it at the Preakness, aside from Triple Crown winners American Pharaoh (2015) and Justify (2018). Before that, however, nine horses doubled up on the first two legs between 1997 and 2014.

National Treasure has some solid results in Grade 1 stakes races with a place and a show in late 2022. However, he ran fourth in his most recent such effort despite going off as the second-favorite in the Santa Anita Derby.

First Mission does not have the top-flight experience of the other two, having only run a single Grade 3 stakes race. However, he did win that one at 1 1/16 (just a bit short of Preakness distance) against a field that included Kentucky Derby fourth-place finisher Disarm.

If Beyer Speed Figures are any judge, the rest of the field will have a tough time catching these top horses in the Preakness Stakes.

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Full 2023 Preakness Stakes Field, Odds

Post Position NumberHorse NamePreakness OddsTrainerJockey
1National Treasure5-2Bob BaffertJohn Velázquez
2Chase the Chaos7-1Ed Moger Jr. Sheldon Russell
3Mage2-1Gustavo Delgado Javier Castellano
4Coffeewithchris8-1John Salzman Jr. Jaime Rodriguez
5Red Route One6-1Steve AsmussenJoel Rosario
6Perform7-1Shug McGaughey Feargal Lynch
7Blazing Sevens4-1Chad BrownIrad Ortiz, Jr.
SCRFirst MissionSCRBrad Cox Luis Sáez
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Mo Nuwwarah got his start in gambling early, making his first sports bet on his beloved Fab Five against the UNC Tar Heels in the 1993 NCAA tournament. He lost $5 to his dad and got back into sports betting years later during a 15-year run in the poker industry. A 2011 journalism graduate from Nebraska-Omaha, he combines those skills with his love of sports and statistics to help bettors make more informed decisions with a focus on pro football, baseball and basketball.

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