First Mission is among the favorites in the Preakness Stakes probable field. He’s a two-time winner and one time runner-up in three career races. The Preakness Stakes runs Saturday, May 20 from Pimlico Race Course as Kentucky Derby winner Mage seeks the second jewel in the Triple Crown. Below, we’ll go over everything you need to know to bet First Mission in the Preakness.
First Mission Preakness Stakes Profile
Record: 2-1-0 (3)
Owner: Godolphin, LLC
Jockey: Luis Saez
Trainer: Brad H. Cox
Running Style: Front runner
Last race: Won Lexington Stakes (103)
Sire/Dam: Street Sense/Elude
Post position: 8
Morning line odds: 5-2
First Mission Past Performances
|4/15/23||Lexington Stakes (2023)||1 1/16 miles||1st|
|3/18/23||MSW||1 1/16 miles||1st|
The Word On First Mission
May 16: Under jockey Luis Saez, First Mission will run from Gate 8. He opened with the second-shortest odds in the Preakness field at 5-2. Kentucky Derby winner Mage opened the favorite at 8-5.
May 19: Scratched from the Preakness, cited for a rear leg injury.
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Preakness Stakes Odds 2023
Morning line odds and post draw for the Preakness Stakes can be found below.
|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|
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