Online Bookie Tips: Preakness Stakes Recap & Belmont Stakes Preview

May 26, 2017 | Horse Racing

The dream died for Always Dreaming and his connections in the 2017 Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 20. Always Dreaming had a chance to win the second jewel of the Triple Crown.

Unfortunately, he failed. In my never-ending quest to educate PayPerHead agents about horse racing, I’m going to let everybody know what happened in the Preakness Stakes. Then, I’m writing about the Belmont.

What Happened in the Preakness Stakes?

How did 14 to 1 shot Cloud Computing win the 2017 Preakness Stakes? Just keep reading to find out.

Always Dreaming bounced – The Kentucky Derby winner had everything go his way on May 6 in the Run for the Roses. He got the perfect trip along a golden rail. He didn’t get any mud thrown in his face since he was the on lead.

But, in the Preakness, Always Dreaming got pressure from two-year-old champ Classic Empire. Not only that, but Always Dreaming’s trainer, Todd Pletcher, usually runs his horses with a month between races. Always Dreaming ran in the Preakness off two weeks of rest.

Classic Empire did all the running – Classic Empire went right after Always Dreaming as soon as they broke from the gate. He sure looked like a winner as they turned for home.

But, having to battle the Derby winner for most of the race allowed Cloud Computing to catch Classic Empire in the final strides to the wire.

Cloud Computing was fresh – The reason that fresh horses almost never win the Preakness Stakes is because the Kentucky Derby winner often peaks in the Preakness. Chad Brown decided to skip the Derby to run in the Preakness.

His fresh horse, Cloud Computing, took advantage of the rest.

Early Belmont Stakes Preview

Per head agents must pay attention to the following horses to win the Belmont Stakes on June 10. I let agents know why they must pay attention to with a sentence or two next to each horse.

Odds listed are early Belmont Stakes future odds.

Classic Empire 7/5 – He had the Preakness Stakes won. There’s a chance that he improves in the Belmont. Both Cloud Computing and Always Dreaming are likely to skip the Test of Champions.

Tapwrit 8/1 – Todd Pletcher’s modus operandi is to skip the Preakness and run in the Belmont. He had to run Always Dreaming in the Preakness because Always Dreaming won the Kentucky Derby. Tapwrit should be ready to roll at Big Sandy.

Girvin 12/1 – Joe Sharp’s horse wasn’t 100% in the Kentucky Derby. He should be 100% in the Belmont.

Favorite bettors will be all over Classic Empire. Favorites don’t always win the Belmont Stakes. It’s up to each individual online bookie if he or she wants to set max betting limits on Classic Empire Belmont Stakes Futures.

It’s important to set future betting limits on both Girvin and Tapwrit. You might want to consider setting future betting limits on every horse outside of Classic Empire.

Don’t take a chance that any horse offering higher odds than Classic Empire doesn’t win the Belmont Stakes.

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