The 2021 Preakness Stakes takes place on Saturday, May 15 at Pimlico Race Course at 6:47 p.m. ET. Midnight Bourbon is the 5-2 favorite in the latest 2021 Preakness Stakes odds. Before you lock in any picks for the annual Run for the Black-Eyed Susans, you ABSOLUTELY need to see what our resident horse racing guru, Jody Demling, has to say.
A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling enters the 2021 Preakness Stakes after a major heater in 2020: At one point last year, he picked the winners of six straight races: the Saudi Cup, Gotham Stakes, Rebel Stakes, Louisiana Derby, Florida Derby and Belmont Stakes.
This is the same handicapper who has NAILED the Preakness winner nine times in the last 16 years! In the 2020 Preakness Stakes, Demling nailed the Swiss Skydiver-Authentic exacta! He also correctly faded 2020 Kentucky Derby winner Authentic in the Preakness a year ago, saying "it's a lot to ask to come back after that performance in the Derby less than a month ago."
He opened last season's Triple Crown schedule on a heater too. At last year's Belmont, Demling said Tiz the Law was clearly the class of the field, and Barclay Tagg's horse pulled away for a convincing 3 3/4-length victory. Anyone who has followed him is up HUGE.
For the 2021 Preakness Stakes, we can tell you Demling is fading Medina Spirit (9-5), even though Bob Baffert's colt just won the Kentucky Derby! After running an almost perfect Kentucky Derby, Demling isn't making him his top choice for the Preakness as he contends with a loaded Preakness 2021 lineup.
Demling has also released his picks for exactly where Medina Spirit, stablemate Concert Tour (5-2), fellow Derby runner Midnight Bourbon (5-1), and every horse will finish on Saturday! Knowing exactly how to play every horse could be the difference between turning a profit or a loss.
Who wins the 2021 Preakness Stakes? Where do Concert Tour and Midnight Bourbon finish? And which long shot is a MUST-BACK? ... Join SportsLine right now to get Jody Demling's Preakness Stakes winner and get the finish positions for every single horse, all from the expert who's nailed nine of the last 16 Preakness Stakes winners!