There is confusion for the second pick in the Preakness, but Orb is a solid favorite at 4-to-5 in early wagering.
BALTIMORE, Md. (WDRB) – More than five hours from post time
and early wagering for the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico reflects considerable
Not about the favorite. It's Orb, Orb, Orb as I like to say.
At 1 p.m., the Kentucky Derby winner was the overwhelming pick at 4-to-5. Skies
are overcast in Baltimore, but even if rain arrives, Orb proved he can handle
an off-track in the Derby.
But you can get at least 8-to-1 on the other eight horses in
The biggest surprise? I have two nominations:
1. Many predicted that Illinois Derby winner
Departing would be the second choice. He isn't. At 10-to-1, he is no better
than the sixth pick. If you like
Departing, make your move.
2. At 18-to-1, Titletown Five is the longest shot
on the board. But Paul Hornung's colt was listed at 30-to-1 in the morning
line. Hornung is convinced the colt will run in the top three, but his past performance
line suggests that's optimistic.