Preakness Stakes 2024: Uncle Heavy Horse Racing Profile

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Written By Brett Gibbons | Last Updated
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Uncle Heavy is a true longshot Preakness horse, closing 99-1 in the final Preakness odds futures pool. He has three wins under his belt, but finished fifth in the Wood Memorial, a big step up in class, last month. When he runs a good race, Uncle Heavy grades well in speed figures. But the inconsistency, particularly against better competition, is what draws the longshot odds. Beating out the pedigree of favorites like Muth and Sierra Leone would be a true upset.

Below, we’ll look at everything you need to know to bet Uncle Heavy in the upcoming Preakness Stakes.

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Uncle Heavy Horse Racing Profile

Record: 3-0-0 (5)

Owner: Milam, Michael, and LC Racing LLC

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

Trainer: Butch Reid Jr.

Color: Bay

Running Style: Stalker

Last race: Finished 5th in the Wood Memorial (G2)

Sire/Dam: Social Inclusion/Expect Wonderful

Post position: 2

Morning line odds: 20-1

Uncle Heavy Horse Racing Past Performances

DateRaceLengthBeyer Speed FigureFinish
4/6/24Wood Memorial (G2)1 1/8 miles5th
2/3/24Withers (G3)1 1/8 miles84 (career-best)1st
12/27/23Wait For It (RS)1 mile, 70 yards1st
11/28/23Pennsylvania Nursery (RS)7 furlongs5th
10/23/23MSW6 furlongs1st

The Word On Uncle Heavy

Apr. 6: Many things went wrong for Uncle Heavy in the Wood Memorial. Most notable was at the top of the stretch while making a sustained run from far back, he was near Deposition when he fell, dropping the rider.

“Yeah, it was really tough,” trainer Butch Reid Jr. said. “When we drew and I saw the 13th hole I knew it was going to make things difficult for him that he was going to get fanned out wide, which he did. And then, unfortunately, the horse fell next to him. That kind of put him and the jock off their game a little bit. Who’s to say that he should have won, but he certainly should have had a better trip than that.”

Apr. 25: Closed a 99-1 longshot in the Preakness Futures Pool No. 2.

May 9: The Pennsylvania-bred son of Social Inclusion will be Reid’s first Preakness starter. Reid is based at Parx in Philadelphia.

“We were looking at both (the Peter Pan Stakes and Preakness). In the end, it was the horse that prevailed,” Reid said. “He’s doing so well and had a tremendous breeze last week, and we’re going to have another shorter one this week. He’s training well. He looks well. This looks like the time to take a shot. And it looks like the race could set up for him a little bit. There’s a fair amount of speed in there, and he’s a closer, so we decided to go ahead and take a shot with him.”

Reid said the colt will work on Saturday and will ship to Pimlico on Tuesday.

May 13: Opened a 20-1 longshot on the morning line, running out of Post 2.

*Some information via Pimlico Racing News and the Maryland Jockey Club

Preakness Stakes Odds 2024

Find Preakness Stakes morning line odds below. Unlike fixed-odds betting, odds for the Preakness Stakes will continue to move until post time, even if you place your bet today. Most odds movement occurs the day of and minutes before post.

Post PositionHorseMorning-Line OddsTrainerJockey
1.Mugatu20-1Jeff EnglerJoe Bravo
2.Uncle Heavy20-1Butch Reid Jr.Irad Ortiz Jr.
3.Catching Freedom6-1Brad CoxFlavien Prat
4.MuthSCRBob BaffertJuan Hernandez
5.Mystik Dan5-2Kenny McPeekBrian Hernandez Jr.
6.Seize the Gray15-1D. Wayne LukasJaime Torres
7. Just Steel15-1D. Wayne LukasJoel Rosario
8.Tuscan Gold8-1Chad BrownTyler Gaffalione
9.Imagination6-1Bob BaffertFrankie Dettori

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