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2021 Preakness Stakes odds, horses, lineup: Uncanny bettor releases full leaderboard, top picks

Jody Demling has called the Preakness winner nine of the past 16 years and now he's locked in his 2021 Preakness Stakes picks
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The 2021 Preakness Stakes takes place on Saturday, May 15, at Pimlico Race Course. The 2021 Preakness Stakes field is headlined by Midnight Bourbon, Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, and Concert Tour, who skipped the Run for the Roses to prepare for the Preakness. Midnight Bourbon is the 5-2 according to the latest 2021 Preakness Stakes odds. Post time is 6:47 p.m. ET.

Before locking in any picks for the second leg of the 2021 Triple Crown schedule, 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 called 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.

However, Demling is especially high on a long shot who "will be coming" down the stretch at Pimlico! If you include him in your exotics, you could be looking at a COLOSSAL payday.

Who wins the 2021 Preakness Stakes? And which horse is a MUST-BACK? ... Join SportsLine right now to get Jody Demling's Preakness Stakes winner, see which long shots to back, and get the finish positions for every single horse, all from the expert who's nailed nine Preakness winners in the last 16 years!

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