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.
|Post||Horse||Best Beyer Speed Figure||Morning Line Odds|
|2||Chase the Chaos||83||30-1|
|5||Red Route One||92||8-1|
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 Number||Horse Name||Preakness Odds||Trainer||Jockey|
|1||National Treasure||5-2||Bob Baffert||John Velázquez|
|2||Chase the Chaos||7-1||Ed Moger Jr.||Sheldon Russell|
|3||Mage||2-1||Gustavo Delgado||Javier Castellano|
|4||Coffeewithchris||8-1||John Salzman Jr.||Jaime Rodriguez|
|5||Red Route One||6-1||Steve Asmussen||Joel Rosario|
|6||Perform||7-1||Shug McGaughey||Feargal Lynch|
|7||Blazing Sevens||4-1||Chad Brown||Irad Ortiz, Jr.|
|SCR||First Mission||SCR||Brad Cox||Luis Sáez|