Preakness Morning Line Odds… according to GQ

May 12, 2009 | Gary Quill

The 134th Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 16th now appears to be on track to have 13 starters. On Saturday afternoon trainer William Komlo indicated Maryland-based Tone It Down will run in the Preakness. Others who officially were labeled as starters on Tuesday were Friesan Fire, Pioneerof The Nile and the lone filly Rachel Alexandra.


In advance of the actual Preakness Post Position Draw scheduled for 5pm Wednesday at Old Hilltop, here are my predicted M/L odds.


Horse                                      Trainer                               Jockey                  GQ M/L 


Big Drama                            David Fawkes                    John Velazquez              15-1

Flying Private                     D. Wayne Lukas                   Alan Garcia                    35-1 

Friesan Fire                         Larry Jones                         Gabriel Saez                    5-1 

General Quarters                Tom McCarthy                  Julien Leparoux                 15-1 

Luv Gov                              D. Wayne Lukas                Jamie Theriot                    50-1 

Mine That Bird                      Chip Woolley                     Mike Smith                        12-1 

Musket Man                           Derek Ryan                        Eibar Coa                        9-2 

Papa Clem                           Gary Stute                      Rafael Bejarano                   8-1               

Pioneerof the Nile                Bob Baffert                      Garrett Gomez                   5-2 

Rachel Alexandra             Steve Asmussen                 Calvin Borel                      2-1 

Take the Points                 Todd Pletcher                      Edgar Prado                    25-1

Terrain                                  Al Stall Jr.                        Jeremy Rose                   20-1

Tone It Down                      William Komlo                     Kent Desormeaux           50-1


This field has shaped up to be even better than the Derby. On Saturday it has the potential of becoming an Instant Horse Racing Classic.