Up-To-Date Preakness Stakes Odds After First Mission Scratched

Written By Eli Hershkovich on May 19, 2023
Preakness Stakes Odds

Just 36 hours before post time, Brad Cox-trained First Mission was scratched from Preakness betting odds after receiving guidance from veterinarians in regards to his left hind ankle. This news removes one of the more notable contenders from the Triple Crown race. The latest Preakness Stakes odds can be found below.

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Current Preakness Stakes Odds

First Mission’s removal from the second leg of the Triple Crown leaves the race with only seven horses — its smallest field since 1986. Additionally, it’s the first time since Criterion in 1948 that a single Kentucky Derby participant will compete in the Preakness. As of this publish, Derby winner Mage is still on track to take part while remaining the favorite (4-5).

Cox’s dark bay colt will be evaluated further by Dr. Larry Bramlage at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. His morning line odds were set at 5-2 — good for the second-shortest price tag among Preakness Stakes odds.

As a result, FanDuel Racing has adjusted each of the figures on the board. Specifically, Blazing Sevens has seen quite a bit of flux since his odds were initially released.

After he was priced at 15-1 within the first release of the morning-line odds on Monday, he was quickly bet down to 6-1. FanDuel Racing traders have now shifted Blazing Sevens down to 5-1 with First Mission out of the running. He boasts the third-shortest odds among the seven horses, as of this writing.

Keep in mind, the Chad Brown-trained colt was slated to race at Churchill Downs before getting scratched two weeks ahead of the Derby. He was tied for 17th with 46 points after a third-place finish in the Grade 1 Blue Grass at Keeneland on April 8.

If you’re interested in seeing the rest of the morning line odds, they can be found below.

Post PositionHorseJockeyOdds
#1National TreasureJohn Velazquez3-1
#2Chase the ChaosSheldon Russell30-1
#3MageJavier Castellano4-5
#4CoffeewithchrisJamie Rodriguez20-1
#5Red Route OneJoel Rosario8-1
#6PerformFergal Lynch12-1
#7Blazing SevensIrad Ortiz Jr.5-1
SCRFirst MissionLuis SaezSCR

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