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2021 Preakness Stakes morning-line odds, picks: Handicapping wunderkind offers bet strategy for the second leg of the Triple Crown

Once the youngest person to qualify for the National Horseplayers Championship, astute racing analyst Matt Bernier offers his picks and wagers for the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes
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Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit will try to add the second leg of the Triple Crown when he leaves the starting gate in the 2021 Preakness Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. The Bob Baffert trainee is the 9-5 morning-line favorite in the 2021 Preakness Stakes odds. Post time is 6:47 p.m. ET. 

Before you make any Preakness Stakes picks, you NEED to see what handicapping wunderkind Matt Bernier has to say.

Bernier is one of the country's most recognizable horse racing analysts. An on-air contributor to NBC's horse racing telecasts and the host of The Matt Bernier Show podcast, Bernier first gained renown in 2013 when, at 23 years old, he became the youngest qualifier at the time to qualify for the National Horseplayers Championship. He parlayed that success into a spot on the reality TV show Horseplayers, which followed professional horseplayers around the country.

Two of his biggest scores came in 2014. In the prestigious Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge that year Bernier finished sixth, earning $61,000 for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance charity. Later that year he won $40,000 after winning the Aqueduct handicapping championship.

He also has cashed some Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks future bets at enormous odds, including 75-1 on I'll Have Another in 2012, 75-1 on Orb in 2013 and 35-1 on Shedaresthedevil in 2020

Now, he has handicapped the 2021 Preakness Stakes field, made his picks and constructed his bets. 

One shocker: Bernier is completely tossing Concert Tour, even though he one of the top favorites at 5-2. "It must be acknowledged that his performance in the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park last month was putrid, and it is extremely difficult to take a horse coming off such a poor performance at a very short price," Bernier told SportsLine. Bernier is not using Concert Tour on any of his tickets.

In addition, Bernier is high on a double-digit long shot who's set to turn heads in the Preakness! Bernier is including this horse in his 2021 Preakness Stakes bets, and so should you. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks before locking in any of your own!

Who wins the 2021 Preakness Stakes? Which double-digit long shot is a MUST-BACK? And how has Bernier constructed his wagers?... Join SportsLine right now to get the top 2021 Preakness Stakes picks and bets, all from the handicapping wunderkind who has crushed on racing's biggest days!

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