American Pharoah Favored in Early Wagering for Saturday’s 140th Preakness

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15 – At the close of Friday’s early wagering, Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah was the 3-5 favorite for Saturday’s 140th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. 

As of 7 p.m.,  there was $39,754 in the on-track win pool for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. American Pharoah was favored at 4-5 on the morning line in a field of eighth 3-year-olds.

Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah will break from the rail in the 1 3/16-mile Preakness, one spot inside of Bob Baffert-trained stablemate Dortmund, who was third in early wagering at 8-1.           

Gates open at 8 a.m. for Saturday’s 14-race program. First post is 10:30 a.m. 

PP HORSE ODDS MORNING LINE
1 American Pharoah 3-5 4-5
2 Dortmund 8-1 7-2
3 Mr. Z 14-1 20-1
4 Danzig Moon 13-1 15-1
5 Tale of Verve 25-1 30-1
6 Bodhisattva 19-1 20-1
7 Divining Rod 17-1 12-1
8 Firing Line 5-2 4-1